SARS-COV-2/COVID-19,
South Africa
Information received on 12/08/2020 from Dr Bothle Michael Modisane, Chief Director , Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Animal Production and Health, PRETORIA, South Africa
Summary
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 17/07/2020
Date of confirmation of the event 31/07/2020
Report date 11/08/2020
Date submitted to OIE 12/08/2020
Reason for notification Emerging disease
Morbidity 2 %
Mortality 0 %
Zoonotic impact Human SARS-COV-2/COVID-19 infecting animals
Causal agent SARS-COV-2
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 (SARS-COV-2_2020_GAU_001) SARS-COV-2_2020_GAU_001, City of Johannesburg, Gauteng
Date of start of the outbreak 17/07/2020
Outbreak status Resolved (17/09/2020)
Epidemiological unit Zoo
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Puma:Puma concolor(Felidae) 2 1 0 0 0
Affected population Zoo puma tested positive for SARS-COV-2 after contact with infected handler. All other in contact animals tested negative.
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Puma:Puma concolor(Felidae) 2 1 0 0 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Puma:Puma concolor(Felidae) 50.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
Epidemiology
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Contact with infected handler
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Quarantine
  • 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
University of Pretoria - Virology Laboratory (Private Laboratory) Puma polymerase chain reaction (PCR) 31/07/2020 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations