Haemorrhagic septicaemia,
Information received on 13/11/2020 from Dr Josphat Nyika, Chief Veterinary Officer, Veterinary Services, Ministry of Lands, Agriculture, water and Rural Resettlement, Harare, Zimbabwe
Report type Follow-up report No. 1
Date of start of the event 24/08/2020
Date of confirmation of the event 09/10/2020
Report date 13/11/2020
Date submitted to OIE 13/11/2020
Reason for notification First occurrence of a listed disease
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Pasteurella multocida
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (basic), Necropsy
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (23/10/2020)
Follow-up report No. 1 (13/11/2020)
Outbreaks There are no new outbreaks in this report
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Unknown or inconclusive
Epidemiological comments No new cases have been reported in the last two weeks. Surveillance activities on-going. As the country has started to receive good rains, water availability in the national parks has greatly improved.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • 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
Central Veterinary laboratory (National laboratory) African Elephant bacteriological examination 09/10/2020 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.