Foot and mouth disease,
Palestinian Auton. Territories
Information received on 13/12/2017 from Dr Iyad Adra, Director General of Veterinary Services & Animal Health, CVO, -, Ministry of Agriculture, Ramallah, Palestinian Auton. Territories
Summary
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 13/11/2017
Date of confirmation of the event 13/12/2017
Report date 13/12/2017
Date submitted to OIE 13/12/2017
Date event resolved 30/01/2018
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 01/08/2017
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Foot and mouth disease virus
Serotype Not typed
Nature of diagnosis Suspicion, Clinical, Laboratory (basic)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (13/12/2017)
Follow-up report No. 1 (31/12/2017)
Follow-up report No. 2 (04/02/2018)
Follow-up report No. 3 (20/06/2018)
New outbreaks (3)
Outbreak 1 (2185) Kharas, North Hebron, Hebron, West Bank
Date of start of the outbreak 13/11/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (30/01/2018)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep / goats 20 5
Outbreak 2 (2529) Bani Naiam, East Hebron, Hebron, West Bank
Date of start of the outbreak 13/11/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (30/01/2018)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep / goats 55 20
Outbreak 3 (2379) Al Sheokh, North Hebron, Hebron, West Bank
Date of start of the outbreak 27/11/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (30/01/2018)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Goats 167 25
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 3
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep / goats 75 25
Goats 167 25
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Sheep / goats 33.33% ** ** **
Goats 14.97% ** ** **
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
**Not calculated because of missing information
Epidemiology
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Unknown or inconclusive
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Disinfection
  • Zoning
  • Control of wildlife reservoirs
  • Quarantine
  • Traceability
  • Screening
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
  • Vaccination in response to the outbreak (s)
    Administrative division Species Total Vaccinated Details
    West Bank Sheep / goats 700
  • Movement control inside the country
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • No other measures
Diagnostic test results
Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
Central Veterinary Laboratory (National laboratory) Sheep / goats antibody detection ELISA 23/11/2017 Positive
Central Veterinary Laboratory (National laboratory) Sheep / goats real-time PCR 13/12/2017 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations