Fowl typhoid,
Information received on 02/10/2020 from Dr. Gay Gutiérrez Juan, Director General de Salud Animal, Servicio Nacional de Sanidad, Inocuidad y Calidad Agroalimentaria (SENASICA), Secretaría de Agricultura y Desarrollo Rural (SADER), Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico
Report type Follow-up report No. 1
Date of start of the event 23/07/2020
Date of confirmation of the event 04/08/2020
Report date 02/10/2020
Date submitted to OIE 02/10/2020
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 11/2015
Manifestation of disease Sub-clinical infection
Causal agent Salmonella gallinarum
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (basic)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (06/08/2020)
Follow-up report No. 1 (02/10/2020)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 Epazoyucan, Hidalgo
Date of start of the outbreak 08/09/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Backyard
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 18 0 18 0
Affected population It is a farm with a backyard, comprising 18 birds, detected through perifocal active surveillance. Samples were collected, of which one tested positive for Salmonella gallinarum. The birds show no signs of the disease.
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 18 ** 0 18 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Birds ** 0.00% ** 100.00%
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
**Not calculated because of missing information
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Unknown or inconclusive
Epidemiological comments In the affected farm in Zempoala, stamping out of animals, cleaning and disinfection as well as fallowing have been completed, so the outbreak is closed. In the municipality of Zempoala, samples of cloacal swabs and organs have been taken from 193 farms with backyards and from 12 high technology production units. All results tested negative to the pathogenic agent. Based on the epidemiological tracing in the area around the outbreak, one animal positive by bacterial isolation of the agent and with no clinical signs was detected in a farm with a backyard. This farm is located in a municipality adjacent to Zempoala, Hidalgo and 10 km away from the index outbreak. The second affected holding has been depopulated and is in the process of cleaning and disinfection. Active surveillance continues and has been extended to 11 municipalities in this State in search of possible new cases. No notifications have been received nor sick animals identified in the relevant area.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • Quarantine
  • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
  • Stamping out
  • Vaccination prohibited
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
  • Disinfection
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations