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OIE: Highly pathogenic avian influenza, South Africa
submited by kickingbird at Oct, 30, 2019 22:41 PM from OIE

nformation received on 28/10/2019 from Dr Bothle Michael Modisane, Chief Director , Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Animal Production and Health, PRETORIA, South Africa
Summary
Report type
Follow-up report No. 46
Date of start of the event
19/06/2017
Date of confirmation of the event
22/06/2017
Report date
28/10/2019
Date submitted to OIE
28/10/2019
Reason for notification
New strain of a listed disease in the country
Causal agent
Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
Serotype
H5N8
Nature of diagnosis
Clinical, Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to
a defined zone within the country
New outbreaks (1)

Outbreak 1 (HPAI_H5N8_2017_210)
HPAI_H5N8_2017_210, George, Western Cape Province
Date of start of the outbreak
12/09/2019
Outbreak status
Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit
Farm
Affected animals
Species
Susceptible
Cases
Deaths
Killed and disposed of
Slaughtered
Birds
3114
1
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
3114
1
0
0
0
Outbreak statistics
Species
Apparent morbidity rate
Apparent mortality rate
Apparent case fatality rate
Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Birds
0.03%
0.00%
0.00%
0.00%
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
Epidemiology
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.

Control measures
Measures applied
Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
Traceability
Quarantine
Vaccination prohibited
No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
Official destruction of animal products
Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
Stamping out
Disinfection

Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
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