African swine fever,
South Africa
Information received on 10/04/2019 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 03/04/2019
Date of confirmation of the event 09/04/2019
Report date 09/04/2019
Date submitted to OIE 10/04/2019
Date event resolved 24/02/2020
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 10/12/2018
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent African swine fever virus
Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (09/04/2019)
Follow-up report No. 1 (26/03/2020)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 (ASF_NWP_2019_01) ASF_NWP_2019_01, Ditsobotla, North West Province
Date of start of the outbreak 03/04/2019
Outbreak status Resolved (24/02/2020)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Swine 36 32 32 4 0
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Swine 36 32 32 4 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Swine 88.89% 88.89% 100.00% 100.00%
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Vectors
  • Contact with wild species
Epidemiological comments Outbreak outside South Africa's ASF Control Zone. Coordinates modified to protect confidentiality as required by South African Legislation.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Quarantine
  • Official destruction of animal products
  • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
  • Stamping out
  • Zoning
  • Vaccination permitted (if a vaccine exists)
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • No other measures
Diagnostic test results
Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
Agricultural Research Council - Onderstepoort Veterinary Research, Transboundary Animal Disease Programme (OIE Reference Laboratory) Swine polymerase chain reaction (PCR) 09/04/2019 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations