Low pathogenic avian influenza (poultry),
South Africa
Information received on 03/12/2020 from Dr Bothle Michael Modisane, Chief Director , Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Animal Production and Health, PRETORIA, South Africa
Report type Follow-up report No. 2
Date of start of the event 04/08/2020
Date of confirmation of the event 13/08/2020
Report date 02/12/2020
Date submitted to OIE 03/12/2020
Reason for notification New strain of a listed disease in the country
Causal agent Low pathogenic avian influenza virus (undefined H7 virus)
Serotype H7
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (13/11/2020)
Follow-up report No. 1 (23/11/2020)
Follow-up report No. 2 (02/12/2020)
Follow-up report No. 3 (11/01/2021)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 (AI_H7_2020_WCP_020) AI_H7_2020_WCP_020, Oudtshoorn, Western Cape Province
Date of start of the outbreak 02/11/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 208 44 0 0 0
Affected population Commercial ostriches
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 208 44 0 0 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Birds 21.15% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
*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 Coordinates modified to protect confidentiality as required by South African Legislation. H7 infection detected on HI serology. No further typing successful.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Screening
  • Traceability
  • Quarantine
  • Vaccination prohibited
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • No other measures
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations