African horse sickness,
Swaziland
Information received on 08/12/2020 from Dr Roland Xolani Dlamini, Director of Veterinary and Livestock Services, Veterinary and Livestock Services, Ministry of Agriculture , Mbabane, Swaziland
Summary
Report type Follow-up report No. 2 (Final report)
Date of start of the event 08/05/2020
Date of confirmation of the event 18/05/2020
Report date 08/12/2020
Date submitted to OIE 08/12/2020
Date event resolved 08/12/2020
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)
Follow-up report No. 2 (08/12/2020)
Outbreaks There are no new outbreaks in this report
Epidemiology
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Vectors
Epidemiological comments No new cases reported. 25 horses were vaccinated on 12/09/2020 and on the 08/10/2020 with a polyvalent, live attenuated African Horse Sickness Vaccine. The vaccine covered all serotypes except 5 and 9. Note by the World Animal Health Information and Analysis Department: Swaziland's official name is now Kingdom of Esuatini. However, due to technical limitations, country names cannot be changed in the current WAHIS without altering the integrity of the historical data. Therefore, the old name of Swaziland will be maintained until the new version of WAHIS is launched.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Vaccination in response to the outbreak (s)
  • Quarantine
  • Control of vectors
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • No other measures
Future Reporting
The event is resolved. No more reports will be submitted.