Foot and mouth disease,
South Africa
Information received on 08/01/2020 from Dr Bothle Michael Modisane, Chief Director , Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Animal Production and Health, PRETORIA, South Africa
Report type Follow-up report No. 6
Date of start of the event 01/11/2019
Date of confirmation of the event 01/11/2019
Report date 07/01/2020
Date submitted to OIE 08/01/2020
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 02/09/2019
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Foot and mouth disease virus
Serotype SAT 2
Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (06/11/2019)
Follow-up report No. 1 (15/11/2019)
Follow-up report No. 2 (26/11/2019)
Follow-up report No. 3 (03/12/2019)
Follow-up report No. 4 (11/12/2019)
Follow-up report No. 5 (22/12/2019)
Follow-up report No. 6 (07/01/2020)
Follow-up report No. 7 (23/01/2020)
Follow-up report No. 8 (29/01/2020)
Follow-up report No. 9 (24/02/2020)
Follow-up report No. 10 (25/09/2020)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 (FMD_LIM2_2019_015) FMD_LIM2_2019_015, Makhado, Limpopo
Date of start of the outbreak 27/12/2019
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 1000 27 0 0 0
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 1000 27 0 0 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Cattle 2.70% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
*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 in South Africa's suspended FMD free zone. Coordinates modified to protect confidentiality as required by South African Legislation.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Quarantine
  • Zoning
  • Vaccination prohibited
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • Slaughter
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations