New world screwworm (Cochliomyia hominivorax),
Information received on 08/05/2020 from Dr. Wilson Patricio Almeida Granja, Director Ejecutivo, Agencia de Regulación y Control Fito y Zoosanitario - AGROCALIDAD, Ministerio de Agricultura y Ganadería, Quito, Ecuador
Report type Follow-up report No. 1 (Final report)
Date of start of the event 18/12/2019
Date of confirmation of the event 15/01/2020
Report date 08/05/2020
Date submitted to OIE 08/05/2020
Date event resolved 06/02/2020
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 2008
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent New world screwworm (Cochliomyia hominivorax)
Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (basic)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (20/01/2020)
Follow-up report No. 1 (08/05/2020)
Outbreaks There are no new outbreaks in this report
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Unknown or inconclusive
Epidemiological comments Following monitoring of this health event, the only affected animal evolved favorably with its lesion completely healed. Control measures were efficiently applied. At present, the event is closed; passive surveillance is still being carried out on the national territory.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • Quarantine
  • Disinfestation
  • Vaccination prohibited
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • No other measures
Future Reporting
The event is resolved. No more reports will be submitted.