African horse sickness,
Information received on 09/09/2020 from Dr Dato'Dr Norlizan Mohd Noor, Deputy Director General, Veterinary Services, Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-Based Industry, Putrajaya, Malaysia
Report type Follow-up report No. 1
Date of start of the event 06/08/2020
Date of confirmation of the event 27/08/2020
Report date 09/09/2020
Date submitted to OIE 09/09/2020
Reason for notification First occurrence of a listed disease in the country
Causal agent African horse sickness virus
Serotype Pending
Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (basic)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (02/09/2020)
Follow-up report No. 1 (09/09/2020)
Follow-up report No. 2 (16/09/2020)
Follow-up report No. 3 (23/09/2020)
Follow-up report No. 4 (30/09/2020)
Follow-up report No. 5 (07/10/2020)
Follow-up report No. 6 (14/10/2020)
Follow-up report No. 7 (21/10/2020)
Follow-up report No. 8 (28/10/2020)
Follow-up report No. 9 (04/11/2020)
Follow-up report No. 10 (11/11/2020)
Follow-up report No. 11 (18/11/2020)
Follow-up report No. 12 (27/11/2020)
Outbreaks There are no new outbreaks in this report
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Unknown or inconclusive
Epidemiological comments All the 5 horses that were confirmed positive to AHS are already put to sleep. Epidemiological investigation to determine the source of infection is on-going. Surveillance in the containment zone as well as outside the containment zone is intensified and there was no new outbreak detected nor reported in the past week.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Vector surveillance
  • Control of vectors
  • Disinfestation
  • Zoning
  • Stamping out
  • Quarantine
  • Traceability
  • Screening
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
  • Movement control inside the country
  • 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
Veterinary Research Institute, Ipoh (National laboratory) Equidae reverse transcription - polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) 27/08/2020 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.