Small hive beetle infestation (Aethina tumida),
Colombia
Information received on 16/08/2020 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. 9
Date of start of the event 27/05/2020
Date of confirmation of the event 12/06/2020
Report date 16/08/2020
Date submitted to OIE 16/08/2020
Date event resolved 31/08/2020
Reason for notification First occurrence of a listed disease in the country
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)
Follow-up report No. 9 (16/08/2020)
Follow-up report No. 10 (31/08/2020)
Outbreaks There are no new outbreaks in this report
Epidemiology
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Unknown or inconclusive
Epidemiological comments The presence of the beetle has been shown to be associated with citrus and pineapple crops, therefore control measures have been re-evaluated and in particular it was deemed necessary to involve the agricultural sector of the ICA and alternative control methods that can be implemented in affected hives are being researched to manage the beetles.
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
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.