Foot and mouth disease,
South Africa
Information received on 07/05/2019 from Dr Bothle Michael Modisane, Chief Director , Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Animal Production and Health, PRETORIA, South Africa
Report type Follow-up report No. 8 (Final report)
Date of start of the event 23/05/2018
Date of confirmation of the event 25/05/2018
Report date 07/05/2019
Date submitted to OIE 07/05/2019
Date event resolved 30/04/2019
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 08/02/2018
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Foot and mouth disease virus
Serotype SAT 2
Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (30/05/2018)
Follow-up report No. 1 (30/08/2018)
Follow-up report No. 2 (19/10/2018)
Follow-up report No. 3 (14/12/2018)
Follow-up report No. 4 (07/01/2019)
Follow-up report No. 5 (14/01/2019)
Follow-up report No. 6 (28/01/2019)
Follow-up report No. 7 (05/02/2019)
Follow-up report No. 8 (07/05/2019)
Outbreaks There are no new outbreaks in this report
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Illegal movement of animals
Epidemiological comments This outbreak occurred due to an illegal movement from South Africa's FMD Protection Zone into South Africa's now suspended FMD Free Zone.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • Quarantine
  • Vaccination prohibited
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • Vaccination in response to the outbreak (s)
Future Reporting
The event is resolved. No more reports will be submitted.