Foot and mouth disease,
South Africa
Information received on 15/12/2020 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 (Final report)
Date of start of the event 02/09/2019
Date of confirmation of the event 06/09/2019
Report date 14/12/2020
Date submitted to OIE 15/12/2020
Date event resolved 15/02/2020
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 30/04/2019
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Foot and mouth disease virus
Serotype SAT 2
Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (10/09/2019)
Follow-up report No. 1 (19/09/2019)
Follow-up report No. 2 (14/12/2020)
Outbreaks There are no new outbreaks in this report
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Contact with wild species
Epidemiological comments The outbreak occurred in South Africa's FMD Protection Zone. Coordinates modified to protect confidentiality as required by South African Legislation. This virus is not related to the January 2019 FMD outbreak virus. Serotype incorrectly reported as SAT 1 in the immediate notification, which was amended and republished by the OIE on 19/09/19.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • Quarantine
  • Zoning
  • Vaccination prohibited
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • No other measures
Future Reporting
The event is resolved. No more reports will be submitted.