African swine fever,
Information received on 14/08/2019 from Dr Ye Tun Win, Chief Veterinary Officer Director General, Livestock Breeding and Veterinary Department, Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries, Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 01/08/2019
Date of confirmation of the event 09/08/2019
Report date 14/08/2019
Date submitted to OIE 14/08/2019
Date event resolved 27/12/2019
Reason for notification First occurrence of a listed disease in the country
Causal agent African swine fever virus
Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (advanced), Necropsy
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (14/08/2019)
Follow-up report No. 1 (16/08/2019)
Follow-up report No. 2 (20/08/2019)
Follow-up report No. 3 (27/09/2019)
Follow-up report No. 4 (08/01/2020)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 Shan East, Wan Nwet Village, Mongla, Keng Tung, Shan State
Date of start of the outbreak 01/08/2019
Outbreak status Resolved (27/12/2019)
Epidemiological unit Village
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Swine 65 15 12 53 0
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Swine 65 15 12 53 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Swine 23.08% 18.46% 80.00% 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
  • Introduction of new live animals
  • Illegal movement of animals
  • Swill feeding
  • Fomites (humans, vehicles, feed, etc.)
Epidemiological comments District veterinary officer and Township Veterinary staff conducted sampling in the outbreak area. The outbreak location is close to the border; import of pigs and pork products has occurred.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Vaccination permitted (if a vaccine exists)
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • Disinfection
  • Stamping out
  • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
  • Quarantine
  • Traceability
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
  • Movement control inside the country
Diagnostic test results
Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
Mandalay Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (National laboratory) Swine real-time PCR 09/08/2019 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations