African swine fever,
South Africa
Information received on 18/04/2019 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 15/04/2019
Date of confirmation of the event 17/04/2019
Report date 18/04/2019
Date submitted to OIE 18/04/2019
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 (18/04/2019)
Follow-up report No. 1 (30/04/2019)
Follow-up report No. 2 (13/05/2019)
Follow-up report No. 3 (22/05/2019)
Follow-up report No. 4 (04/06/2019)
Follow-up report No. 5 (14/06/2019)
Follow-up report No. 6 (25/06/2019)
Follow-up report No. 7 (11/07/2019)
Follow-up report No. 8 (08/08/2019)
Follow-up report No. 9 (06/09/2019)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 (ASF_MPU_2019_001) ASF_MPU_2019_001, Victor Kanye, Mpumalanga
Date of start of the outbreak 15/04/2019
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Swine 197 62 62 135 0
Affected population Outbreak outside South Africa''''s ASF Control Zone.
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Swine 197 62 62 135 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Swine 31.47% 31.47% 100.00% 100.00%
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Unknown or inconclusive
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
  • Zoning
  • Vaccination prohibited
  • 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) 17/04/2019 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations