Low pathogenic avian influenza (poultry),
South Africa
Information received on 02/02/2016 from Dr Bothle Michael Modisane, Chief Director , Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Animal Production and Health, PRETORIA, South Africa
Summary
Report type Follow-up report No. 11
Date of start of the event 28/01/2014
Date of confirmation of the event 10/06/2014
Report date 02/02/2016
Date submitted to OIE 02/02/2016
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 02/11/2013
Manifestation of disease Sub-clinical infection
Causal agent Low pathogenic avian influenza virus
Serotype H5N2
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to the whole country
Related reports Immediate notification (19/08/2014)
Follow-up report No. 1 (07/10/2014)
Follow-up report No. 2 (25/11/2014)
Follow-up report No. 3 (27/02/2015)
Follow-up report No. 4 (23/03/2015)
Follow-up report No. 5 (22/04/2015)
Follow-up report No. 6 (05/06/2015)
Follow-up report No. 7 (13/07/2015)
Follow-up report No. 8 (12/08/2015)
Follow-up report No. 9 (21/09/2015)
Follow-up report No. 10 (30/10/2015)
Follow-up report No. 11 (02/02/2016)
Follow-up report No. 12 (15/03/2016)
Follow-up report No. 13 (03/05/2016)
Follow-up report No. 14 (02/08/2016)
Follow-up report No. 15 (02/09/2016)
Follow-up report No. 16 (20/09/2016)
Follow-up report No. 17 (24/10/2016)
Follow-up report No. 18 (25/11/2016)
Follow-up report No. 19 (23/01/2017)
Follow-up report No. 20 (14/03/2017)
Follow-up report No. 21 (09/05/2017)
Follow-up report No. 22 (19/05/2017)
New outbreaks (3)
Outbreak 1 (LPAI_2014_H5N2_044) LPAI_2014_H5N2_044, Mosselbay, WESTERN CAPE PROVINCE
Date of start of the outbreak 28/09/2015
Outbreak status Resolved (13/11/2015)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 715 230 0 0 0
Affected population Commercial ostriches
Outbreak 2 (LPAI_2014_H5N2_046) LPAI_2014_H5N2_046, Hessequa, WESTERN CAPE PROVINCE
Date of start of the outbreak 05/11/2015
Outbreak status Resolved (25/01/2016)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 355 278 0 0 0
Affected population Commercial ostriches
Outbreak 3 (LPAI_2014_H5N2_045) LPAI_2014_H5N2_045, Hessequa, WESTERN CAPE PROVINCE
Date of start of the outbreak 05/11/2015
Outbreak status Resolved (22/01/2016)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 736 67 0 0 0
Affected population Commercial ostriches
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 3
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 1806 575 0 0 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Birds 31.84% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
Epidemiology
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Unknown or inconclusive
Epidemiological comments Geographical coordinates have been adjusted to be less accurate to protect the privacy of owners, in accordance with legislative requirements. Note by the OIE World Animal Health Information and Analysis Department: H5 and H7 avian influenza in its low pathogenic form in poultry is a notifiable disease as per Chapter 10.4. on avian influenza of the Terrestrial Animal Health Code (2015).
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Screening
  • Quarantine
  • Vaccination prohibited
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • No other measures
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations