African horse sickness,
Information received on 08/10/2020 from Dr Roland Xolani Dlamini, Director of Veterinary and Livestock Services, Veterinary and Livestock Services, Ministry of Agriculture , Mbabane, Swaziland
Report type Follow-up report No. 1
Date of start of the event 08/05/2020
Date of confirmation of the event 18/05/2020
Report date 08/10/2020
Date submitted to OIE 08/10/2020
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 20/11/2019
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent African horse sickness virus
Serotype 3
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (basic)
This event pertains to the whole country
Related reports Immediate notification (28/05/2020)
Follow-up report No. 1 (08/10/2020)
Outbreaks There are no new outbreaks in this report
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Vectors
Epidemiological comments Two more horses showed mild clinical signs of AHS and diagnosis was made clinically.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Quarantine
  • Control of vectors
  • Vaccination permitted (if a vaccine exists)
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • No other measures
Diagnostic test results
Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
Ondersterpoort Veterinary Institute (OIE Reference Laboratory) Equidae reverse transcription - polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) 18/05/2020 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.