Foot and mouth disease,
Namibia
Information received on 15/08/2019 from Dr Adrianatus Florentius Maseke, Chief Veterinary Officer, Veterinary Services, Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry, Windhoek, Namibia
Summary
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
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)
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 Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
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
Epidemiology
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