Foot and mouth disease,
Information received on 08/01/2018 from Dr Américo Da Conceicao, National Director, Veterinary Services, Ministry of Agriculture, Maputo, Mozambique
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 25/12/2017
Date of confirmation of the event 07/01/2018
Report date 08/01/2018
Date submitted to OIE 08/01/2018
Date event resolved 23/04/2019
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 14/06/2016
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Foot and mouth disease virus
Serotype Not Sampled
Nature of diagnosis Clinical
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (08/01/2018)
Follow-up report No. 1 (18/01/2018)
Follow-up report No. 2 (25/03/2019)
Follow-up report No. 3 (23/04/2019)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 (02/FMD/MOZ/2018) Tchale B, Posto Administrative_Sede, Chicualacuala, Gaza
Date of start of the outbreak 25/12/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (23/04/2019)
Epidemiological unit Village
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 8563 352 0 0 0
Affected population Foot and mouth disease (FMD) cases were observed in cattle of all ages in the area where vaccination against FMD is practiced. Diseased animals showed the following signs and lesions: salivation, lameness, eruptive lesions in the mouth, tongue and feet. Since the outbreak started in December 2017, a total of 352 bovines showed clinical signs of FMD.
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 8563 352 0 0 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Cattle 4.11% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Unknown or inconclusive
Epidemiological comments The affected area is located close to Gonorezoe National Park in Zimbabwe.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Process to inactivate the pathogenic agent in products or by-products
  • Quarantine
  • Traceability
  • 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
  • Vaccination in response to the outbreak (s)
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations