Foot and mouth disease,
Zimbabwe
Information received on 13/11/2020 from Dr Josphat Nyika, Chief Veterinary Officer, Veterinary Services, Ministry of Lands, Agriculture, water and Rural Resettlement, Harare, Zimbabwe
Summary
Report type Follow-up report No. 1
Date of start of the event 12/10/2020
Date of confirmation of the event 12/10/2020
Report date 13/11/2020
Date submitted to OIE 13/11/2020
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)
Outbreaks There are no new outbreaks in this report
Epidemiology
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Unknown or inconclusive
  • Contact with wild species
Epidemiological comments No new cases have been reported in the last two weeks. The affected district remains under strict movement quarantine. Enhanced surveillance activities in the affected and surrounding areas currently ongoing. Weekly livestock inspections ongoing with 23 103 cattle having been inspected with no clinical lesions.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
  • 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)
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.