African swine fever,
Information received on 27/09/2019 from Dr Da Costa Jong Joanita Bendita, National Director of Veterinary Directorate, Veterinary Directorate, Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Dili, Timor-Leste
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 09/09/2019
Date of confirmation of the event 26/09/2019
Report date 27/09/2019
Date submitted to OIE 27/09/2019
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 the whole country
Related reports Immediate notification (27/09/2019)
Follow-up report No. 1 (13/03/2020)
New outbreaks (100)
Outbreak cluster 1 Comoro, Bidau and Becora, Vera Cruz, Dili Municipality, Timor Leste (100 outbreaks)
Date of start of the outbreak 09/09/2019
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Backyard
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Swine 405 405
Affected population A hundred outbreaks in smallholder pig farms in Dili Municipality. The total number of pigs in smallholder farms in the Dili Municipality is estimated to be 44,000 pigs based on 2015 census data.
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 100
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Swine 405 405
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Swine ** ** 100.00% **
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
**Not calculated because of missing information
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Unknown or inconclusive
Epidemiological comments Unconfirmed reports of pig deaths in Baucau and Liquica municipalities.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • Quarantine
  • 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
Australian Animal Health Laboratory (Foreign laboratory) Swine real-time PCR 26/09/2019 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations