Foot and mouth disease,
Information received on 13/08/2020 from Dr Américo Da Conceicao, National Director, Veterinary Services, Ministry of Agriculture, Maputo, Mozambique
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 10/08/2020
Date of confirmation of the event 12/08/2020
Report date 13/08/2020
Date submitted to OIE 13/08/2020
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 16/03/2018
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Foot and mouth disease virus
Serotype Not typed
Nature of diagnosis Clinical
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (13/08/2020)
Follow-up report No. 1 (25/08/2020)
Follow-up report No. 2 (10/09/2020)
Follow-up report No. 3 (05/01/2021)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 Sabão, Magude Sede, Magude, Maputo
Date of start of the outbreak 10/08/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 5000 10 0 0 0
Affected population The disease is affecting cattle of all ages and sexes. The affected animals show excessive salivation, inappetence and lameness, eruption of mucosa of the lips, tongue and interdigital spaces. The last case was observed on 31 August 2020. Since then, no new cases have been observed.
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 5000 10 0 0 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Cattle 0.20% 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
  • Unknown or inconclusive
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Ante and post-mortem inspections
  • Disinfection
  • Quarantine
  • Traceability
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Vaccination permitted (if a vaccine exists)
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • Vaccination in response to the outbreak (s)
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations