Aujeszky’s disease,
Papua New Guinea
Information received on 24/10/2016 from M. Nime Kapo, General Manager, Technical Services, National Agriculture Quarantine & Inspection Authority, National Agriculture Quarantine & Inspection Authority , Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 02/05/2016
Date of confirmation of the event 14/07/2016
Report date 24/10/2016
Date submitted to OIE 24/10/2016
Reason for notification First occurrence of a listed disease in the country
Causal agent Aujeszky's disease virus
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (24/10/2016)
Follow-up report No. 1 (29/12/2016)
Follow-up report No. 2 (04/07/2018)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 Vanimo, Vanimo Green LLG, Vanimo Green, West Sepik
Date of start of the outbreak 02/05/2016
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Village
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Swine 6 1 0 5 0
Affected population This small hamlet is settled by Indonesian refugees. They are 4 or 5 families. They have 6 pigs at the time of the survey. But usually they have more pigs per household/family. Most of these pigs were bought as piglets from the market in town. This is the same location where Newcastle disease antibodies were detected in 2013/2014.
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Swine 6 1 0 5 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Swine 16.67% 0.00% 0.00% 83.33%
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Unknown or inconclusive
  • Introduction of new live animals
  • Illegal movement of animals
  • Contact with infected animal(s) at grazing/watering
  • Swill feeding
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Disinfection / Disinfestation
  • Traceability
  • Quarantine
  • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
  • Stamping out
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • Vaccination permitted (if a vaccine exists)
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • Zoning
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations