African swine fever,
South Africa
Information received on 11/09/2019 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 03/09/2019
Date of confirmation of the event 11/09/2019
Report date 11/09/2019
Date submitted to OIE 11/09/2019
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 26/08/2019
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
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 (ASF_NCP_2019_001) ASF_NCP_2019_001, Siyancuma, Northern Cape Province
Date of start of the outbreak 03/09/2019
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Swine 85 57 57 0 0
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Swine 85 57 57 0 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Swine 67.06% 67.06% 100.00% 67.06%
*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 Not epidemiologically linked to South Africa's other ASF event. Outside South Africa's ASF Control Zone. Coordinates modified to protect confidentiality as required by South African legislation.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Quarantine
  • 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 Institute, Transboundary Animal Diseases Programme (ARC–OVI TADP) (OIE Reference Laboratory) Swine polymerase chain reaction (PCR) 11/09/2019 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations