Disease name

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OIE Reference Laboratory Reports
Activities in 2012
Name of disease (or topic) for which you
are a designated OIE Reference
Laboratory:
African Swine Fever
Address of laboratory
ARC-Onderstepoort Veterinary Institute,
Transboundary Animal Diseases Programme,
Private Bag X05,
Onderstepoort, 0110
Republic of South Africa
Tel.:
0027 12 529 9585
Fax:
0027 12 529 9543
e-mail address:
[email protected]
website:
www.arc.agric.za
Name (including Title) of Head of
Laboratory (Responsible Official):
Dr Livio Heath (Programme Manager)
Name (including Title and Position) of OIE
Reference Expert:
Dr Alison Lubisi (Project Manager: Diagnostic
Virology)
Report compiled by Dr Rahana Dwarka (Project
Manager: Novel Diagnostics-TADs programme)
Date of submission to the OIE
Annual reports of OIE Reference Centres, 2012
25 January 2013
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OIE RL for « African Swine Fever » – « Dr Alison Lubisi » – « South Africa »
ToR: To use, promote and disseminate diagnostic methods validated according to OIE
Standards
Test recommended by the OIE
Total number of test performed last year
Indirect diagnostic tests
Nationally
Internationally
ELISA (in house)
1791
15
Direct diagnostic tests
Nationally
Internationally
Cell Culture (pig bone marrow/pig leucocyte
cultures)
104
4
OIE prescribed diagnostic PCR
145
6
Molecular characterisation of ASF virus
5
2
ToR: To develop reference material in accordance with OIE requirements, and implement
and promote the application of OIE Standards.
To store and distribute to national laboratories biological reference products and any
other reagents used in the diagnosis and control of the designated pathogens or
disease.
2.
Did your laboratory produce or store imported standard reference reagents officially recognised by
the OIE or other international bodies?
Yes
3.
No
Did your laboratory supply standard reference reagents to OIE Member Countries?
Yes
4.
No
Did your laboratory produce diagnostic reagents other than the OIE-approved standard reference
reagents?
Yes
5.
No
Did your laboratory produce vaccines?
Yes
6.
No
Did your laboratory supply vaccines to OIE Member Countries?
Yes
No
ToR: To develop, standardise and validate, according to OIE Standards, new procedures for
diagnosis and control of the designated pathogens or diseases
7.
Did your laboratory develop new diagnostic methods validated according to OIE Standards for the
designated pathogen or disease?
Yes
8.
Did your laboratory develop new vaccines according to OIE Standards for the designated pathogen
or disease?
Yes
2
No
No
Annual reports of OIE Reference Centres, 2012
OIE RL for « African Swine Fever » – « Dr Alison Lubisi » – « South Africa »
ToR: To provide diagnostic testing facilities, and, where appropriate, scientific and
technical advice on disease control measures to OIE Member Countries
9.
Did your laboratory carry out diagnostic testing for other OIE Member Countries?
Yes
No
Name of OIE
Member Country
seeking assistance
Date
(dd/mm)
No. samples received for
provision of diagnostic support
(i.e. from surveillance campaign)
No. samples received for
provision of confirmatory
diagnoses
Namibia
18 April-23 Oct.
16 sera
6 clinical samples
10.
Did your laboratory provide expert advice in technical consultancies on the request of an OIE
Member Country?
Yes
No
ToR: To carry out and/or coordinate scientific and technical studies in collaboration with
other laboratories, centres or organisations
11.
Did your laboratory participate in international scientific studies in collaboration with OIE Member
Countries other than the own?
Yes
No
ToR: To collect, process, analyse, publish and disseminate epizootiological data relevant to
the designated pathogens or diseases
12.
Did your Laboratory collect epizootiological data relevant to international disease control?
Yes
13.
Did your laboratory disseminate epizootiological data that had been processed and analysed?
Yes
14.
No
No
What method of dissemination of information is most often used by your laboratory?
(Indicate in the appropriate box the number by category)
a)
Articles published in peer-reviewed journals: ................. ………………..
0
b)
International conferences: .............................................. ………………..
2
c)
National conferences: ...................................................... ………………..
1
d)
Articles reviewed for peer reviewed journals and presentations:…
4
See Appendix 1 for details of presentations
ToR: To provide scientific and technical training for personnel from OIE Member Countries
To recommend the prescribed and alternative tests or vaccines as OIE Standards
15.
Did your laboratory provide scientific and technical training to laboratory personnel from other OIE
Member Countries?
Yes
a)
Technical visits: ................................................................
b)
Seminars: .........................................................................
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c)
Hands-on training courses: ..............................................
d)
Internships (>1 month): ...................................................
ToR: To maintain a system of quality assurance, biosafety and biosecurity relevant for the
pathogen and the disease concerned
16.
Does your laboratory have a Quality Management System certified according to an International
Standard?
Yes
17.
No
Is your laboratory accredited by an international accreditation body?
Yes
No
18. Does your laboratory maintain a “biorisk management system” for the pathogen and the disease
concerned? (See Manual of Diagnostic Tests and Vaccines for Terrestrial Animals 2012, Chapter 1.1.3 or
Manual of Diagnostic Tests for Aquatic Animals 2012, Chapter 1.1.1)
Yes
No
ToR: To organise and participate in scientific meetings on behalf of the OIE
19.
Did your laboratory organise scientific meetings on behalf of the OIE?
Yes
20.
No
Did your laboratory participate in scientific meetings on behalf of the OIE?
Yes
No
ToR: To establish and maintain a network with other OIE Reference Laboratories
designated for the same pathogen or disease and organise regular inter-laboratory
proficiency testing to ensure comparability of results
21.
Did your laboratory exchange information with other OIE Reference Laboratories designated for the
same pathogen or disease?
Yes
22.
No
Was your laboratory involved in maintaining a network with OIE Reference Laboratories designated
for the same pathogen or disease by organising or participating in proficiency tests?
Yes
4
No
Purpose of the proficiency tests:
(validation of a diagnostic protocol:
specify the test; quality control of
vaccines: specify the vaccine type, etc.)
Role of your Reference
Laboratory (organiser/
participant)
Validation of ASF diagnostic protocols
participant
No. participants
All national
reference labs
conducting ASF
diagnostic testing
Participating OIE
Ref. Labs/
organising OIE
Ref. Lab.
European Reference
Laboratory (EURL)
for ASF, CISA-INIA.
Annual reports of OIE Reference Centres, 2012
OIE RL for « African Swine Fever » – « Dr Alison Lubisi » – « South Africa »
23.
Did your laboratory collaborate with other OIE Reference Laboratories for the same disease
on scientific research projects for the diagnosis or control of the pathogen of interest?
Yes
No
ToR: To organise inter-laboratory proficiency testing with laboratories other than OIE
Reference Laboratories for the same pathogens and diseases to ensure equivalence of
results.
24.
Did your laboratory organise or participate in inter-laboratory proficiency tests with
laboratories other than OIE Reference Laboratories for the same disease?
Yes
No
Purpose for inter-laboratory test comparisons1
No. participating
laboratories
Participating OIE Member
Countries
Validation of the ASF ELISA protocol
1
Veterinary Laboratory Agency-UK
(organiser)
ToR: To place expert consultants at the disposal of the OIE
25.
Did your laboratory place expert consultants at the disposal of the OIE?
Yes
X
No
Appendix 1
Presentations at international meetings:
a)
B.A Lubisi, 2012. African swine fever with special reference to clinico-pathological presentation of
the disease, epidemiology, surveillance and control in South Africa. Seminar presented on 22 May at
the Animal, Plant and Fisheries Quarantine and Inspection Agency, 175 Anyang-ro, Manan-gu,
Anyang-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea.
b) B.A Lubisi, 2012. The status of OIE listed diseases in South Africa with special reference to the
diseases present in the country, clinical presentation in susceptible animals, and the control
measures taken. Seminar delivered on 23 May, at Konkuk University, 1 Hwayang-dong Gwangjin-gu,
Seoul 143-701, South Korea.
c)
1
B.A Lubisi, 2012. OIE listed diseases in South Africa with special reference to the status of diseases in
SA, the OVI’s mission and organizational structure, and research work performed on the diseases
for which OVI carries the OIE Reference Laboratory status. Seminar delivered on 24 May at the
Animal, Plant and Fisheries Quarantine and Inspection Agency, 175 Anyang-ro, Manan-gu, Anyangsi, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea.
See Interlaboratory test comparisons in: Laboratory Proficiency Testing at:
www.oie.int/en/our-scientific-expertise/reference-laboratories/proficiency-testing see point 1.3
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