African swine fever,
South Africa
Information received on 10/05/2020 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 22/04/2020
Date of confirmation of the event 06/05/2020
Report date 10/05/2020
Date submitted to OIE 10/05/2020
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 24/02/2020
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent African swine fever virus
Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (advanced), Necropsy
This event pertains to the whole country
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 (ASF_ECP_2020_001) ASF_ECP_2020_001, Mnquma, Eastern Cape Province
Date of start of the outbreak 22/04/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Village
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Swine 40000 8 8 0 0
Affected population This outbreak falls outside South Africa''s ASF control zone
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Swine 40000 8 8 0 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Swine 0.02% 0.02% 100.00% 0.02%
*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 falls 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
  • Screening
  • Quarantine
  • Zoning
  • Vaccination prohibited
  • 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 Research (OIE Reference Laboratory) Swine polymerase chain reaction (PCR) 06/05/2020 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations