Foot and mouth disease,
South Africa
Information received on 10/03/2020 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 03/03/2020
Date of confirmation of the event 05/03/2020
Report date 10/03/2020
Date submitted to OIE 10/03/2020
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 07/12/2017
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 (10/03/2020)
Follow-up report No. 1 (31/03/2020)
Follow-up report No. 2 (08/04/2020)
Follow-up report No. 3 (14/04/2020)
Follow-up report No. 4 (20/04/2020)
Follow-up report No. 5 (25/05/2020)
Follow-up report No. 6 (23/06/2020)
Follow-up report No. 7 (26/08/2020)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 (FMD_MPU_2020_001) FMD_MPU_2020_001, Bushbuckridge, Mpumalanga
Date of start of the outbreak 03/03/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Village
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 975 6 0 0 0
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 975 6 0 0 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Cattle 0.62% 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
  • Contact with wild species
Epidemiological comments Not the same SAT 2 strain as the Limpopo outbreak. Outbreak in South Africa's FMD protection zone with vaccination. Coordinates modified to protect confidentiality as required by South African legislation.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Zoning
  • Quarantine
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Vaccination prohibited
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • Vaccination in response to the outbreak (s)
Diagnostic test results
Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
Agricultural Research Council-Onderstepoort Veterinary Research (ARC-OVR), Transboundary Animal Diseases Programme (TADP) (OIE Reference Laboratory) Cattle enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) 05/03/2020 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations