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FMD Lesson from Israel............. NB the last two columns
 
 

Total number of animals in the outbreaks during the period from January to April 2004:

species susceptible cases deaths destroyed slaughtered
bov 1,909 202 0 0 0
ovi 60 25 0 0 0
fau 10 3 0 0 0
 
 
 
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FOOT AND MOUTH DISEASE IN ISRAEL
Follow-up report No. 2 (final report)

See also: 6 February 2004, 23 January 2004

Information received on 29 April 2004 from Dr Moshe Chaimovitz, Director of Veterinary and Animal Health Services, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Beit-Dagan:

End of previous report period: 3 February 2004 (see Disease Information, 17 [6], 33, dated 6 February 2004).

End of this report period: 29 April 2004.

A total of 8 infected farms in 5 outbreaks were reported during the period from 23 January to 17 March 2004 (see summary tables below). The only animals infected were young fattening cattle and sheep that had been vaccinated only once against foot and mouth disease (FMD) six months before, with a polyvalent vaccine that included FMD virus strain type O.

In Ein-Hashofet, Yizreel district, wild animals were infected from a neighbouring infected farm.

No new cases of FMD have been reported since 17 March 2004. The epizootic is thus seen as closed thirty days after the completion of the favourable evolution of the epidemiological situation and the results of the epidemiological surveillance activities (screening, inspection, serological testing and additional studies), which indicated that the infection had not spread.

Movement restrictions on susceptible animals have been relaxed, but control measures in the outbreak settlements are still in force. Animals in the outbreak settlements are permitted to leave only if serological surveillance based on the detection of antibodies to nonstructural proteins of FMD virus demonstrates the absence of infection.

Movement restrictions on susceptible animals in outbreak settlements will be lifted only in 6 months time, on condition that no new clinical signs have been observed.

Additional information extracted from the monthly reports of Israel for January to April 2004, received from Dr Moshe Chaimovitz, Director of Veterinary and Animal Health Services, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Beit-Dagan:

Summary of the outbreaks that occurred during the period from January to April 2004:

Outbreak number Location Month Affected species
1 Yizreel district, Zarzir January 2004 bov
    February 2004 ovi
2 Yizreel district, Ein-Hashofet January 2004 bov
    February 2004 fau
3 Ashkelon district, Givati January 2004 bov
4 Acco district, Kafar Mnada January 2004 bov
5 Yizreel district, Basmat-Tabun (Arab el-Jebidat) March 2004 bov

Total number of animals in the outbreaks during the period from January to April 2004:

species susceptible cases deaths destroyed slaughtered
bov 1,909 202 0 0 0
ovi 60 25 0 0 0
fau 10 3 0 0 0