Foot and mouth disease,
Information received on 06/10/2020 from Dr Albertina Shilongo, Acting Chief Veterinary Officer, ivision of Epidemiology, Import/Export Control and Training, Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry, Windhoek, Namibia
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 25/09/2020
Date of confirmation of the event 28/09/2020
Report date 06/10/2020
Date submitted to OIE 06/10/2020
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 12/02/2020
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Foot and mouth disease virus
Serotype Not typed
Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (06/10/2020)
Follow-up report No. 1 (29/10/2020)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 (NAM/FMD/01-2020) Hoha Crush-pen, Ndiyona, Rundu, Kavango East
Date of start of the outbreak 25/09/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Village
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 657 13 0 0 0
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 657 13 0 0 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Cattle 1.98% 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
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • Traceability
  • Zoning
  • Ante and post-mortem inspections
  • Vaccination permitted (if a vaccine exists)
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • Vaccination in response to the outbreak (s)
  • Disinfection
Diagnostic test results
Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
Central Veterinary Laboratory (CVL) (National laboratory) Cattle Non-structural protein ELISA 28/09/2020 Positive
Central Veterinary Laboratory (CVL) (National laboratory) Cattle reverse transcription - polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) 02/10/2020 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations