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    Map of Huíla Province in Angola
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    African swine fever threatens pigsties in Huíla

    Economy
    Luanda Tuesday, February 20, 2024 4:54 p.m.

    Amélia Oliveira - ANGOP

    Lubango (Angola) - The municipality of Humpata, province of Huíla, is once again ravaged by African swine fever, which has already killed 562 pigs in five days, reported Tuesday, the head of the provincial department of the Institute of Veterinary Services, José Chicomo.

    African swine fever (ASF) is a highly contagious disease caused by a virus composed of double-stranded DNA, belonging to the Asfarviridae family. The disease does not affect humans, it is exclusive to domestic and wild pigs, and the municipality is affected for the second time in less than four years.

    Speaking to ANGOP, José Chicomo informed that, so far, only one farm has been quarantined, where the animals were slaughtered to prevent the spread of the epidemic.

    According to him, the animals started showing symptoms of plague at the beginning of this month and on the eighth day, the Veterinary Services collected biological samples for analysis in the local laboratory and others sent to Namibia, where the disease was confirmed by the PCR test.

    The farm affected by the disease is under control, but samples continue to be taken from other farms as a precaution and regional security measure, he said.

    He said that the affected farm is already controlled, but in the municipality as such there is no guarantee, because more samples need to be taken from other farms and determined whether they are also affected .

    Although the disease does not affect humans, he warned that meat from the diseased animal should not be consumed, as it could spread the disease. The Veterinary Services have therefore developed a communication strategy prohibiting the consumption and movement of pigs (entry or exit) from Humpata for a period of 90 days.

    The last outbreak of disease, in this municipality that stands out for pig farming, took place in April and May 2019, with more than 1,200 animals decimated at the time, most of them by entrepreneurs who received funds for work on promotion.

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    Lubango- Quinhentas 62 suínos  morreram nos últimos cinco dias  no município da Humpata, na província da Huíla, por estarem contagiados pela  peste  suína
    "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
    -Nelson Mandela

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    Angola - African swine fever virus (Inf. with) - Immediate notification

    GENERAL INFORMATION
    COUNTRY/TERRITORY OR ZONE
    ZONE

    ANIMAL TYPE
    TERRESTRIAL

    DISEASE CATEGORY
    Listed disease

    EVENT ID
    5611

    DISEASE
    African swine fever virus (Inf. with)

    CAUSAL AGENT
    African swine fever virus

    GENOTYPE / SEROTYPE / SUBTYPE
    -

    START DATE
    2024/02/02

    REASON FOR NOTIFICATION
    Recurrence of an eradicated disease

    DATE OF LAST OCCURRENCE
    2017/06/30

    CONFIRMATION DATE
    2024/02/14

    EVENT STATUS
    On-going

    END DATE
    -

    SELF-DECLARATION
    NO

    REPORT INFORMATION
    REPORT NUMBER
    Immediate notification

    REPORT ID
    IN_166611

    REPORT REFERENCE
    -

    REPORT DATE
    2024/03/26

    REPORT STATUS
    Validated

    NO EVOLUTION REPORT
    -

    EPIDEMIOLOGY

    SOURCE OF EVENT OR ORIGIN OF INFECTION
    Illegal movement of animals
    Fomites (humans, vehicles, feed, etc.)

    EPIDEMIOLOGICAL COMMENTS
    No epidemiological comment

    QUANTITATIVE DATA SUMMARY
    MEASURING UNIT
    Animal

    SpeciesSusceptibleCasesDeathsKilled and Disposed ofSlaughtered/ Killed for commercial useVaccinated
    Swine (DOMESTIC)
    NEW 7406 - 0 6335 1071 0
    TOTAL 7406 -0 6335 1071 0

    DIAGNOSTIC DETAILS
    CLINICAL SIGNS
    YES

    ...
    NEW OUTBREAKS

    OB_133399 - HUMPATA

    OUTBREAK REFERENCE
    -

    START DATE
    2024/02/02

    END DATE
    -

    DETAILED CHARACTERISATION
    -

    FIRST ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISION
    Huíla

    SECOND ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISION
    Humpata

    THIRD ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISION
    Humpata

    EPIDEMIOLOGICAL UNIT
    Farm

    LOCATION
    Humpata

    Latitude, Longitude
    -14.9396 , 13.4553

    (Approximate location)
    OUTBREAKS IN CLUSTER
    -

    MEASURING UNIT
    Animal

    AFFECTED POPULATION DESCRIPTION
    -

    SpeciesSusceptibleCasesDeathsKilled and Disposed ofSlaughtered/ Killed for commercial useVaccinated
    Swine (DOMESTIC)
    NEW 7406
    - 0 6335 1071 0
    TOTAL 7406 - 0 6335 1071 0

    ...
    "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
    -Nelson Mandela

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