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African Swine Fever in South Africa

by 5m Editor
22 September 2003, at 12:00am

SOUTH AFRICA - Follow-up report No. 1 on the swine fever outbreak in the Kompienga province of South Africa

See also: 29 August 2003

Translation of information received on 13 September 2003 from Dr Zacharie Compaore, Director of Veterinary Services, Ministry of Animal Resources, Ouagadougou:

End of previous report period: 25 August 2003 (see Disease Information, 16 [35], 199, dated 29 August 2003).

End of this report period: 13 September 2003.

The results obtained on 10 September 2003 from the Onderstepoort Veterinary Institute, South Africa (OIE Reference Laboratory for African swine fever) corroborated the diagnosis of African swine fever in Kompienga province.

Diagnostic tests used: indirect ELISA(1), virus isolation, PCR(2).

The control measures mentioned in the emergency report are being applied.

(1) ELISA: enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay

(2) PCR: polymerase chain reaction

Source: OFFICE INTERNATIONAL DES EPIZOOTIES - 19th September 2003

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