Monday, March 21, 2011

South Africa has reported three outbreaks of African Horse Sickness (AHS) in free roaming horses in Mamre area of Western Cape Province within the AHS control zone surveillance area. The serotype has been identified as serotype 1. The three affected animals were all found dead since February 26th and subsequent post mortem confirmed disease using PCR. Disease control measures are in place and vaccination will be used.

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