Foot and mouth disease,
Information received on 09/10/2018 from Dra. Deyanira Barrero León, Gerente General, Instituto Colombiano Agropecuario (ICA), Ministerio de Agricultura y Desarrollo Rural, BOGOTA, Colombia
Report type Follow-up report No. 1
Date of start of the event 17/09/2018
Date of confirmation of the event 29/09/2018
Report date 08/10/2018
Date submitted to OIE 09/10/2018
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)
Outbreaks There are no new outbreaks in this report
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Unknown or inconclusive
  • Investigation on-going
Epidemiological comments The epidemiological investigation is continuing. According to the foot-and-mouth-disease containment plan, to this day 19 bovines have been killed and disposed of: the 18 bovines initially identified and a calf born during the stamping out process. To this day, within the framework of epidemiological surveillance activities, 138 farms have been inspected, i.e. a total population of 874 bovines, 174 sheep and 13 goats. The animals are subjected to individual examination of mouth cavity, udders and hoofs: 533 serological samples have been taken in the farms located within the zone around the outbreaks. Quarantine measures are maintained and the origin of the introduction of the virus is being investigated.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • Traceability
  • Quarantine
  • Official destruction of animal products
  • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
  • Stamping out
  • Disinfection
  • Vaccination permitted (if a vaccine exists)
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • No other measures
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.