Foot and mouth disease,
Information received on 15/08/2019 from Dr Adrianatus Florentius Maseke, Chief Veterinary Officer, Veterinary Services, Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry, Windhoek, Namibia
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 08/08/2019
Date of confirmation of the event 12/08/2019
Report date 15/08/2019
Date submitted to OIE 15/08/2019
Date event resolved 12/02/2020
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 13/02/2018
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Foot and mouth disease virus
Serotype Not typed
Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (15/08/2019)
Follow-up report No. 1 (05/09/2019)
Follow-up report No. 2 (22/11/2019)
Follow-up report No. 3 (17/12/2019)
Follow-up report No. 4 (27/04/2020)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 (NAM/ZAM/FMD1) Sigwe Crushpen, Katima-Mulilo, Kabwe North, Zambezi
Date of start of the outbreak 08/08/2019
Outbreak status Resolved (12/02/2020)
Epidemiological unit Village
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 700 51 0 0 0
Affected population From a subpopulation of 106 cattle about 51 cattle from two different kraals at Sigwe crush-pen (Sigwe village) showed clinical signs of blisters and ulcers on dental pads and interdigital space. The total population of cattle at Sigwe crush-pen is 700.
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 700 51 0 0 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Cattle 7.29% 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
  • Contact with wild species
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • Traceability
  • Disinfection
  • Vaccination permitted (if a vaccine exists)
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • Vaccination in response to the outbreak (s)
Diagnostic test results
Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
Central Veterinary Laboratory (CVL) (National laboratory) Cattle reverse transcription - polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) 12/08/2019 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations