Foot and mouth disease,
Information received on 28/06/2018 from Dr Hachimi Karim Kaddour, Directeur des Services Vétérinaires (CVO), Direction des Services Vétérinaires, Ministère de l’Agriculture, du Développement Rural et de la Pêche, Alger, Algeria
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 20/06/2018
Date of confirmation of the event 22/06/2018
Report date 28/06/2018
Date submitted to OIE 28/06/2018
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 03/05/2015
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Foot and mouth disease virus
Serotype O
Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (28/06/2018)
Follow-up report No. 1 (09/07/2018)
Follow-up report No. 2 (19/07/2018)
Follow-up report No. 3 (06/09/2018)
Follow-up report No. 4 (17/10/2018)
Follow-up report No. 5 (31/12/2018)
Follow-up report No. 6 (07/03/2019)
Follow-up report No. 7 (05/05/2019)
Follow-up report No. 8 (08/05/2019)
Follow-up report No. 9 (19/05/2019)
Follow-up report No. 10 (03/06/2019)
Follow-up report No. 11 (17/06/2019)
Follow-up report No. 12 (01/07/2019)
Follow-up report No. 13 (09/07/2019)
Follow-up report No. 14 (16/07/2019)
Follow-up report No. 15 (23/07/2019)
Follow-up report No. 16 (06/08/2019)
Follow-up report No. 17 (14/08/2019)
Follow-up report No. 18 (20/08/2019)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 Mekla, Mekla, Mekla, Tizi Ouzou
Date of start of the outbreak 20/06/2018
Outbreak status Resolved (11/07/2018)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 13 12 0 13 0
Affected population Cattle showed the following clinical signs: fever, stomatitis, salivation, lesions of the tongue, lameness and cutaneous lesions of the mouth, udders, and in the inter digital spaces.
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 13 12 0 13 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Cattle 92.31% 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
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
  • Official destruction of animal products
  • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
  • Disinfection
  • Vaccination permitted (if a vaccine exists)
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • Movement control inside the country
Diagnostic test results
Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
Central Veterinary Laboratory, Algeria (National laboratory) Cattle real-time PCR 22/06/2018 Positive
Central Veterinary Laboratory, Algeria (National laboratory) Cattle typing ELISA 26/06/2018 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations