Low pathogenic avian influenza (poultry),
South Africa
Information received on 10/07/2013 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. 2
Date of start of the event 01/06/2012
Date of confirmation of the event 29/06/2012
Report date 09/07/2013
Date submitted to OIE 10/07/2013
Date event resolved 20/05/2014
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 11/05/2012
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
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 (04/10/2012)
Follow-up report No. 1 (15/04/2013)
Follow-up report No. 2 (09/07/2013)
Follow-up report No. 3 (30/08/2013)
Follow-up report No. 4 (23/12/2013)
Follow-up report No. 5 (13/06/2014)
Outbreaks There are no new outbreaks in this report
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Unknown or inconclusive
Epidemiological comments Note by the OIE Animal Health Information 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 (2012).
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.