Foot and mouth disease,
South Africa
Information received on 30/05/2018 from Dr Bothle Michael Modisane, Chief Director , Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Animal Production and Health, PRETORIA, South Africa
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 23/05/2018
Date of confirmation of the event 25/05/2018
Report date 30/05/2018
Date submitted to OIE 30/05/2018
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)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 (FMD_LIM_2018_001) FMD_LIM_2018_001, Thulamela, Limpopo
Date of start of the outbreak 23/05/2018
Outbreak status Resolved (30/04/2019)
Epidemiological unit Village
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 1131 4 0 0 0
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 1131 4 0 0 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Cattle 0.35% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Contact with wild species
Epidemiological comments Outbreak occurred in South Africa's FMD Protection Zone and does not affect the status of South Africa's FMD Free Zone. Coordinates modified to protect confidentiality as required by South African Legislation.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Quarantine
  • Vaccination prohibited
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • Vaccination in response to the outbreak (s)
Diagnostic test results
Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
Agricultural Research Council, Onderstpoort Veterinary Institute, Transboundary Animal Diseases (OIE Reference Laboratory) Cattle polymerase chain reaction (PCR) 25/05/2018 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations