Small hive beetle infestation (Aethina tumida),
Colombia
Information received on 31/08/2020 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. 10 (Final report)
Date of start of the event 27/05/2020
Date of confirmation of the event 12/06/2020
Report date 31/08/2020
Date submitted to OIE 31/08/2020
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 Following investigations carried out in the geographical areas where the disease has been identified as well as its distribution in a central area of the national territory, it was decided to declare the infestation by Aethina tumida (small hive beetle infestation) as endemic in the country. It is important to note that the appearance of the disease is associated with the discovery of rotting fruit near the hives and it has been established that the infestation does not cause huge damage in the hives where the beetle has been identified.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Disinfection
  • Disinfestation
  • Vaccination permitted (if a vaccine exists)
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • No other measures
Future Reporting
The event cannot be considered resolved, but the situation is sufficiently stable. No more follow-up reports will be sent. Information about this disease will be included in the next six-monthly reports.