Small hive beetle infestation (Aethina tumida),
Colombia
Information received on 27/06/2020 from Dra. Deyanira Barrero León, Gerente General, Instituto Colombiano Agropecuario (ICA), Ministerio de Agricultura y Desarrollo Rural, BOGOTA, Colombia
Summary
Report type Follow-up report No. 2
Date of start of the event 27/05/2020
Date of confirmation of the event 12/06/2020
Report date 26/06/2020
Date submitted to OIE 27/06/2020
Reason for notification First occurrence of a listed disease
Manifestation of disease Sub-clinical infection
Causal agent Aethina tumida
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (basic)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (13/06/2020)
Follow-up report No. 1 (20/06/2020)
Follow-up report No. 2 (26/06/2020)
Follow-up report No. 3 (03/07/2020)
Follow-up report No. 4 (11/07/2020)
Follow-up report No. 5 (17/07/2020)
Follow-up report No. 6 (24/07/2020)
Follow-up report No. 7 (01/08/2020)
Follow-up report No. 8 (08/08/2020)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 (Reporte Escarabajo de las Colmenas) Agricultural laboratory - Mario Gonzalez Aranda farm, Casco Urbano, Palmira, Valle
Date of start of the outbreak 16/06/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Apiary
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Bees (hives) 11 4 0 0 0
Affected population Apis mellifera bees on the farm of the National University of Colombia, that are part of a research project for a master’s thesis. Larvae were not found in the hives.
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Bees (hives) 11 4 0 0 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Bees (hives) 36.36% 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
  • Unknown or inconclusive
Epidemiological comments Within this new outbreak, the beetle specimens were collected once more and sent to the National Phytosanitary Diagnosis Laboratory for identification by experts in entomology. In the zone defined for epidemiological surveillance, there are no beekeeping holdings.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • Disinfection
  • Vaccination permitted (if a vaccine exists)
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • Quarantine
  • Disinfestation
Diagnostic test results
Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
National Phytosanitary Diagnosis Laboratory (National laboratory) Bees entomological investigations 12/06/2020 Positive
National Phytosanitary Diagnosis Laboratory (National laboratory) Bees entomological investigations 25/06/2020 Positive
National Phytosanitary Diagnosis Laboratory (National laboratory) Bees entomological investigations 18/06/2020 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations