Foot and mouth disease,
Information received on 01/10/2018 from Dra. Deyanira Barrero León, Gerente General, Instituto Colombiano Agropecuario (ICA), Ministerio de Agricultura y Desarrollo Rural, BOGOTA, Colombia
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 17/09/2018
Date of confirmation of the event 29/09/2018
Report date 01/10/2018
Date submitted to OIE 01/10/2018
Date event resolved 28/11/2018
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 08/2017
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 (01/10/2018)
Follow-up report No. 1 (08/10/2018)
Follow-up report No. 2 (16/10/2018)
Follow-up report No. 3 (22/10/2018)
Follow-up report No. 4 (29/10/2018)
Follow-up report No. 5 (06/11/2018)
Follow-up report No. 6 (13/11/2018)
Follow-up report No. 7 (20/11/2018)
Follow-up report No. 8 (27/11/2018)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 (118218) El Cerrito, Segunda Chorrera, Sogamoso, Boyacá
Date of start of the outbreak 17/09/2018
Outbreak status Resolved (28/11/2018)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 19 1 0 19 0
Affected population The affected animal is a five-year-old cow.
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 19 1 0 19 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Cattle 5.26% 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
  • Investigation on-going
Epidemiological comments Vaccination is in force in the farm and the area has high vaccination coverage. The outbreak is within the containment zone, which was recognized by the OIE on 11 December 2017. An epidemiological investigation is being carried out.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Disinfection
  • 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
  • Stamping out
  • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
  • Official destruction of animal products
Diagnostic test results
Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
National Veterinary Diagnosis Laboratory (National laboratory) Cattle polymerase chain reaction (PCR) 30/09/2018 Positive
National Veterinary Diagnosis Laboratory (National laboratory) Cattle real-time PCR 29/09/2018 Positive
National Veterinary Diagnosis Laboratory (National laboratory) Cattle virus isolation 29/09/2018 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations