Foot and mouth disease,
Information received on 26/10/2020 from Dr Zakaria Mohamed Mustafa Elkhatal, Director General, National Centre for Animal Health (NCAH), Ministry of Agriculture, Animal & Marine Wealth, Tripoli, Libya
Report type Follow-up report No. 7
Date of start of the event 11/02/2020
Date of confirmation of the event 15/03/2020
Report date 26/10/2020
Date submitted to OIE 26/10/2020
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 12/06/2019
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Foot and mouth disease
Serotype A
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (basic)
This event pertains to the whole country
Related reports Immediate notification (31/03/2020)
Follow-up report No. 1 (17/04/2020)
Follow-up report No. 2 (19/04/2020)
Follow-up report No. 3 (28/04/2020)
Follow-up report No. 4 (22/06/2020)
Follow-up report No. 5 (18/07/2020)
Follow-up report No. 6 (20/09/2020)
Follow-up report No. 7 (26/10/2020)
Outbreaks There are no new outbreaks in this report
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Movement of animals
Epidemiological comments The Rapid Response team and Veterinary Services team went to investigate and surveillance within and outside containment protection zone was applied. They took random samples from large and small ruminants, there was no new outbreak.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • Traceability
  • Quarantine
  • Disinfection
  • Vaccination permitted (if a vaccine exists)
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • Vaccination in response to the outbreak (s)
Diagnostic test results
Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
Central Veterinary Laboratory (National laboratory) Sheep competitive ELISA (c-ELISA) 07/10/2020 Negative
Central Veterinary Laboratory (National laboratory) Sheep Non-structural protein ELISA 20/09/2020 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.