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Low pathogenic avian influenza (poultry) H5N2, South Africa (OIE, August 30 2013): 3 New Outbreaks

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  • Low pathogenic avian influenza (poultry) H5N2, South Africa (OIE, August 30 2013): 3 New Outbreaks

    [Source: OIE, full page: (LINK). Edited.]


    Low pathogenic avian influenza (poultry) H5N2, South Africa


    Information received on 30/08/2013 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. 3
      • Date of start of the event 01/06/2012
      • Date of pre-confirmation of the event 29/06/2012
      • Report date 30/08/2013
      • Date submitted to OIE 30/08/2013
      • Reason for notification Reoccurrence of a listed disease
      • Date of previous occurrence 11/05/2012
      • Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
      • Causal agent Low pathogenic avian influenza virus
      • Serotype H5N2
      • Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
      • This event pertains to the whole country
      • Related reports
        • Immediate notification (04/10/2012)
        • Follow-up report No. 1 (15/04/2013)
        • Follow-up report No. 2 (09/07/2013)
        • Follow-up report No. 3 (30/08/2013)
    • New outbreaks (3)
      • Outbreak 1 (LPAI_2012_H5N2_010) LPAI_2012_H5N2_010, Hessequa, WESTERN CAPE PROVINCE
        • Date of start of the outbreak 09/07/2013
        • Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
        • Epidemiological unit Farm
        • Affected animals: Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
          • Birds - 2128 118 0 0 0
          • Affected population Commercial ostriches
      • Outbreak 2 (LPAI_2012_H5N2_011) LPAI_2012_H5N2_011, Hessequa, WESTERN CAPE PROVINCE
        • Date of start of the outbreak 16/07/2013
        • Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
        • Epidemiological unit Farm
        • Affected animals: Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
          • Birds - 2069 1551 0 0 0
          • Affected population Commercial ostriches
      • Outbreak 3 (LPAI_2012_H5N2_012) LPAI_2012_H5N2_012, Oudtshoorn, WESTERN CAPE PROVINCE
        • Date of start of the outbreak 23/07/2013
        • Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
        • Epidemiological unit Farm
        • Affected animals: Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
          • Birds - 3311 320 0 0 0
          • Affected population Commercial ostriches
    • Summary of outbreaks
      • Total outbreaks: 3
        • Total animals affected: Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
          • Birds 7508 1989 0 0 0
        • Outbreak statistics: Species - Apparent morbidity rate - Apparent mortality rate - Apparent case fatality rate -Proportion susceptible animals lost*
          • Birds - 26.49% - 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
      • Note by the OIE Animal Health Information Department:
        • H5 and H7 avian influenza in its low pathogenic form in poultry is a notifiable disease as per Chapter 10.4. on avian influenza of the Terrestrial Animal Health Code (2012).
    • Control measures
      • Measures applied
        • Quarantine
        • Movement control inside the country
        • Screening
        • 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.
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