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. 1
Date of start of the event 25/08/2015
Date of confirmation of the event 17/09/2015
Report date 02/02/2016
Date submitted to OIE 02/02/2016
Date event resolved 12/02/2016
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 09/2014
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Low pathogenic avian influenza virus
Serotype H7N3
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to the whole country
Related reports Immediate notification (12/11/2015)
Follow-up report No. 1 (02/02/2016)
Follow-up report No. 2 (15/03/2016)
Follow-up report No. 3 (27/05/2016)
New outbreaks (2)
Outbreak 1 (LPAI_H7_2015_002) LPAI_H7_2015_002, Oudtshoorn, Western Cape Province
Date of start of the outbreak 12/10/2015
Outbreak status Resolved (23/12/2015)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 3835 366 0 0 0
Affected population Commercial ostriches
Outbreak 2 (LPAI_H7_2015_003) LPAI_H7_2015_003, Prince Albert, Western Cape Province
Date of start of the outbreak 10/11/2015
Outbreak status Resolved (12/02/2016)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 612 232 0 0 0
Affected population Commercial ostriches
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 2
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 4447 598 0 0 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Birds 13.45% 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 Outbreaks in commercial ostriches. Serotype H7N3 confirmed. Coordinates have been altered to ensure confidentiality, as required by legislation.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • 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