Low pathogenic avian influenza (poultry),
South Africa
Information received on 30/08/2013 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. 3
Date of start of the event 01/06/2012
Date of confirmation of the event 29/06/2012
Report date 30/08/2013
Date submitted to OIE 30/08/2013
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)
New outbreaks (3)
Outbreak 1 (LPAI_2012_H5N2_010) LPAI_2012_H5N2_010, Hessequa, Western Cape Province
Date of start of the outbreak 09/07/2013
Outbreak status Resolved (27/03/2014)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 2128 118 0 0 0
Affected population Commercial ostriches
Outbreak 2 (LPAI_2012_H5N2_011) LPAI_2012_H5N2_011, Hessequa, Western Cape Province
Date of start of the outbreak 16/07/2013
Outbreak status Resolved (06/03/2014)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 2069 1551 0 0 0
Affected population Commercial ostriches
Outbreak 3 (LPAI_2012_H5N2_012) LPAI_2012_H5N2_012, Oudtshoorn, Western Cape Province
Date of start of the outbreak 23/07/2013
Outbreak status Resolved (11/09/2013)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 3311 320 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 7508 1989 0 0 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Birds 26.49% 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 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.
Map of outbreak locations