Foot and mouth disease,
Information received on 31/03/2020 from Dr Zakaria Mohamed Mustafa Elkhatal, Director General, National Centre for Animal Health (NCAH), Ministry of Agriculture, Animal & Marine Wealth, Tripoli, Libya
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 11/02/2020
Date of confirmation of the event 15/03/2020
Report date 31/03/2020
Date submitted to OIE 31/03/2020
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 12/06/2019
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Foot and mouth disease virus
Serotype A
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (basic)
This event pertains to the whole country
Related reports Immediate notification (31/03/2020)
Follow-up report No. 1 (17/04/2020)
Follow-up report No. 2 (19/04/2020)
Follow-up report No. 3 (28/04/2020)
Follow-up report No. 4 (22/06/2020)
Follow-up report No. 5 (18/07/2020)
Follow-up report No. 6 (20/09/2020)
Follow-up report No. 7 (26/10/2020)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 North west, Enjelah, Egfara, Tarabulus
Date of start of the outbreak 20/02/2020
Outbreak status Resolved (22/06/2020)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep 450 100 20 0 0
Affected population According to the report received from the local veterinary services, there are cases of deaths of lambs less than a month old in a herd on the farm. The rapid response team went to the area, conducted field investigations, collected samples and took control measures in particular.
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep 450 100 20 0 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Sheep 22.22% 4.44% 20.00% 4.44%
*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 within containment and/or protection zone
  • Traceability
  • Quarantine
  • Disinfection
  • Vaccination prohibited
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
Diagnostic test results
Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
Central Veterinary Laboratory (National laboratory) Sheep Non-structural protein ELISA 15/03/2020 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations