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Foot and mouth disease outbreak in China

by 5m Editor
18 January 2007, at 11:28am

CHINA - This is a report via the OIE on the foot and mouth outbreak in China

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Information received on 19/01/2007 from Mr Jia Youling, National Chief Veterinary Officer, Veterinary Bureau, Director General, BEIJING, China (People's Rep. of)

Summary

Report type Immediate notification
Start date 15/01/2007
Date of confirmation of event 17/01/2007
Report date 19/01/2007
Date submitted to OIE 19/01/2007
Reason for notification Reoccurrence of listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 11/2006
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent foot and mouth disease virus
Serotype Asia 1
Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (advanced)
Report pertains to Defined zone within the country

New Outbreaks

Outbreak 1 Doucheng, Baiyin city, GANSU
Date of start of outbreak 22/01/2007
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not submitted)
Epidemiological unit Village
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
Cattle 89 7 0 89 0
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible removed*
Cattle 7.87% 0.00% 0.00% 100.00%
* Removed from the susceptible population either through death, destruction or slaughter

Epidemiology

Source of infection
  • Unknown or inconclusive

Control measures

Measures already applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Screening
  • Vaccination in response to the outbreak (s)
  • Disinfection of infected premises/establishment(s)
  • Dipping / Spraying
  • Quarantine
  • Stamping out
  • Zoning
  • Vaccination permitted
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • None specified

Diagnostic test results

Laboratory name and type Lanzhou Veterinary Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (national reference laboratory for FMD) (National laboratory)
Tests and results
Species Test Test date Result
Cattle liquid-phase (LP) blocking ELISA 17/01/2007 Positive
Cattle reverse transcription – polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) 17/01/2007 Positive
Cattle virus isolation 17/01/2007 Positive

Map of outbreak locations

Location of current outbreaks

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