African swine fever,
Information received on 23/08/2019 from Dr Unesu Hildah Ushewokunze-Obatolu, Principal Director, , Department of Livestock and Veterinary Services, Harare, Zimbabwe
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 23/08/2019
Date of confirmation of the event 23/08/2019
Report date 23/08/2019
Date submitted to OIE 23/08/2019
Date event resolved 31/10/2019
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 03/05/2019
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 (23/08/2019)
Follow-up report No. 1 (07/11/2019)
Follow-up report No. 2 (20/02/2020)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 Gomo, Chigango, Mt Darwin, Mashonaland Central
Date of start of the outbreak 23/08/2019
Outbreak status Resolved (31/10/2019)
Epidemiological unit Village
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Swine 114 33 33 0 0
Affected population Free-range pigs of varying age groups
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Swine 114 33 33 0 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Swine 28.95% 28.95% 100.00% 28.95%
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Unknown or inconclusive
  • Contact with infected animal(s) at grazing/watering
Epidemiological comments Deaths of free-range pigs reported in Gomo village which is at the Mozambique-Zimbabwe border. The district has been placed under quarantine and investigations to determine the source and extent of spread of infection are currently on-going. Awareness campaigns for all pork value chain players are being done.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
  • Quarantine
  • Official destruction of animal products
  • Vector surveillance
  • 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
Central Veterinary laboratory (National laboratory) Swine polymerase chain reaction (PCR) 23/08/2019 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations