Foot and mouth disease,
Zambia
Information received on 13/01/2018 from Dr Yona Sinkala, Director, Department of Veterinary Services, Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock, Lusaka, Zambia
Summary
Report type Immediate notification (Final report)
Date of start of the event 27/06/2017
Date of confirmation of the event 12/07/2017
Report date 13/01/2018
Date submitted to OIE 13/01/2018
Date event resolved 31/12/2017
Reason for notification First occurrence of a listed disease
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Foot and mouth disease virus
Serotype Not typed
Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (basic), Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
New outbreaks (3)
Outbreak 1 Chinyamalitapi Vet Camp, Zambezi, North-Western
Date of start of the outbreak 27/06/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (31/12/2017)
Epidemiological unit Other
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 30000 7500 0 0 0
Outbreak 2 Chavuma, Chavuma, North-Western
Date of start of the outbreak 31/07/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (31/12/2017)
Epidemiological unit Other
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 7633 3355 0 0 0
Outbreak 3 Watopa and Mumbezhi Vet Camps, Kabombo, North-Western
Date of start of the outbreak 02/08/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (31/12/2017)
Epidemiological unit Other
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 6954 700 0 0 0
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 3
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 44587 11555 0 0 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Cattle 25.92% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
Epidemiology
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Illegal movement of animals
  • Contact with infected animal(s) at grazing/watering
  • Fomites (humans, vehicles, feed, etc.)
Epidemiological comments The affected areas have cattle under traditional free range management system with all ages of animals showing clinical signs.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Traceability
  • 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
    North-Western Cattle 18215
  • 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 Research Institute (National laboratory) Cattle polymerase chain reaction (PCR) 12/07/2017 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is resolved. No more reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations