Hong Kong (SAR - PRC)
Information received on 03/09/2020 from Dr Thomas Sit, Chief Veterinary Officer / Assistant Director (Inspection & Quarantine), Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government, Hong Kong , Hong Kong (SAR - PRC)
Report type Follow-up report No. 3 (Final report)
Date of start of the event 13/07/2020
Date of confirmation of the event 23/07/2020
Report date 03/09/2020
Date submitted to OIE 03/09/2020
Date event resolved 14/08/2020
Reason for notification Emerging disease
Morbidity 1 (scale 0 to 5)
Mortality 0 (scale 0 to 5)
Zoonotic impact Zoonotic potential unknown at this time
Causal agent SARS-CoV-2
Related reports Immediate notification (24/07/2020)
Follow-up report No. 1 (10/08/2020)
Follow-up report No. 2 (19/08/2020)
Follow-up report No. 3 (03/09/2020)
Outbreaks There are no new outbreaks in this report
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Likely human to animal transmission
Epidemiological comments A veterinary surveillance system is in place for animals epidemiologically linked to confirmed human cases. Samples will be collected for testing of SARS-CoV-2 as appropriate. From the period of 13 July to the date of this report, swab samples from a total of 5 cats and 2 dogs have been tested positive. The animals have not exhibited any specific clinical signs. Risk management measures are in place for all cases, including cleansing and disinfection of the premises, and proper personal hygiene and protection.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Disinfection
  • Quarantine
  • Traceability
  • Screening
  • Vaccination permitted (if a vaccine exists)
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • No other measures
Future Reporting
The event is resolved. No more reports will be submitted.