During the routine active FMD serological surveillance, NSP antibodies were detected on a pig farm. Serum and throat swab samples for serological tests and virus isolation were collected and sent to the national laboratory (Animal Health Research Institute).
The laboratory confirmed positive results with NSP antibody. The virus isolation and RT-PCR were all negative. The serotype O was identified using FMD ELISA kit. The monitoring and epidemiological investigation of the index farm, located in Baozhong Township (Yun-Lin) and those surrounding farms that keep cloven-hoofed animals (a total of 49 pig farms, and 2 goat farms within 3-km radius of the index farm) have been completed and no clinical or epidemiological evidence of infection was found.
Thursday May 23, 2013/ OIE.