ASF Breaks Out in Mpumalanga and Gauteng

by 5m Editor
26 January 2012, at 2:23pm

SOUTH AFRICA - The South African veterinary authorities have reported nine new outbreaks of African swine fever, out of which eight outbreaks occurred in Mpumalanga and one in Gauteng.

The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) received follow-up report no. 1 yesterday, 25 January. According to the report, all outbreaks took place at various farms. The outbreak occurred outside South Africa's ASF control zone. The source of the outbreak remains inconclusive and is being investigated. All outbreaks are connected to one property.

A total of 520 pigs were found susceptible to the outbreak, out of which 182 cases were identified. A total of 157 deaths were recorded. No animals were destroyed.

The OIE, in conjunction with the country's Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries' Animal Production and Health, has applied control measures.