Foot and mouth disease,
Information received on 12/10/2020 from Dr Josphat Nyika, Chief Veterinary Officer, Veterinary Services, Ministry of Lands, Agriculture, water and Rural Resettlement, Harare, Zimbabwe
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 12/10/2020
Date of confirmation of the event 12/10/2020
Report date 12/10/2020
Date submitted to OIE 12/10/2020
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 28/12/2019
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Foot and mouth disease virus
Serotype Not typed
Nature of diagnosis Clinical
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (12/10/2020)
Follow-up report No. 1 (13/11/2020)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 Chinyika, Bikita, Masvingo
Date of start of the outbreak 12/10/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Village
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 1852 11 0 0 0
Affected population Cattle of varying age groups sharing the same grazing and watering points.
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 1852 11 0 0 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Cattle 0.59% 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
  • Contact with wild species
Epidemiological comments Investigations are currently underway to determine source and extent of spread of infection.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • Quarantine
  • Vaccination permitted (if a vaccine exists)
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • Vaccination in response to the outbreak (s)
  • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
Diagnostic test results
Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
Central Veterinary Laboratory (National laboratory) Cattle liquid-phase blocking ELISA Pending
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations