Foot and mouth disease,
Information received on 19/07/2017 from Dr Luis Humberto Martínez Lacouture, Gerente General, Instituto Colombiano Agropecuario (ICA), Ministerio de Agricultura y Desarrollo Rural, Bogotá , Colombia
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 14/07/2017
Date of confirmation of the event 17/07/2017
Report date 19/07/2017
Date submitted to OIE 19/07/2017
Date event resolved 04/08/2017
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 04/08/2009
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Foot-and-mouth disease virus
Serotype O
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (19/07/2017)
Follow-up report No. 1 (28/07/2017)
Follow-up report No. 2 (04/08/2017)
Follow-up report No. 3 (11/08/2017)
Follow-up report No. 4 (18/08/2017)
Follow-up report No. 5 (01/09/2017)
Follow-up report No. 6 (08/09/2017)
Follow-up report No. 7 (24/09/2017)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 (117235) El Rosal, Llano Seco, Cucuta, Norte De Santander
Date of start of the outbreak 14/07/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (24/07/2017)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 36 2 0 36 0
Affected population The sick animals are bovines from one to two years old. They were killed and disposed of on July 20th and 21st.
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 36 2 0 36 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Cattle 5.56% 0.00% 0.00% 100.00%
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Unknown or inconclusive
  • On-going investigation
Epidemiological comments On-going investigation to identify the origin of the infection.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Disinfection
  • Quarantine
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Vaccination permitted (if a vaccine exists)
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • Zoning
  • Stamping out
  • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
  • Official destruction of animal products
  • Traceability
Diagnostic test results
Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
National Veterinary Diagnosis Laboratory (National laboratory) Cattle antigen (Ag) detection ELISA 17/07/2017 Positive
National Veterinary Diagnosis Laboratory (National laboratory) Cattle real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 17/07/2017 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations