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January 2, 2018

New strains of bird flu detected in Taiwan and Russia (Global Animal Disease Update) (Dec 29, 2017)
 
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New strains of bird flu were detected in Taiwan and Russia this week. The following report contains an overview of the disease situations.

EUROPE

1.  Reoccurrence of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus detected in Russia

Reoccurrence of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus, serotype H5N8, was detected in Russia, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) reports.

The information was received by the OIE on December 25 from Dr. Evgeny Nepoklonov, Vice-minister, Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Agriculture, Moscow, Russia.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on December 6, with one outbreak reported in Kostromskaya Oblast. 43,714 fatal cases were identified in birds, resulting in 619,789 others becoming susceptible, which were all destroyed. The source of the outbreak was unknown.

Control measures included movement control inside the country, disinfection, screening, quarantine, official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste, surveillance within containment and protection zones, and control of wildlife reservoirs. Vaccination is prohibited and no treatment was given to affected animals.

2.  Reoccurrence of African swine fever virus detected in Ukraine

Reoccurrence of African swine fever virus was detected in Ukraine, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on December 26 from Dr. Andrii Zhuk, First Deputy Head of the State Service of Ukraine on Food Safety and Consumer production, International Cooperation of the State Service of Ukraine on Food Safety and Consumer Protection, Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food, Kiev, Ukraine.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on October 27, 2015, with two outbreaks reported in Nikolayev, Kiev and Donetsk. 17 fatal cases were identified in swine, resulting in 440 others becoming susceptible, which were all destroyed. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures included movement control inside the country, surveillance within containment and protection zones, traceability, quarantine, official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste, control of wildlife reservoirs, zoning, disinfection, disinfestation, and ante- and post-mortem inspections. Vaccination is permitted but no treatment was given to affected animals.

3.  New strain of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus detected in Russia

A new strain of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus, serotype H5N2, was detected in Russia, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on December 29 from Dr. Evgeny Nepoklonov, Vice-minister, Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Agriculture, Moscow, Russia.

The outbreak was reported to have started on December 17 in ZAO Pticefabrika Kostromskaya, Kostromskoy, Kostromskaya Oblast in the western part of the country. 44,112 fatalities were reported in birds, resulting in 663,503 others becoming susceptible. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures included movement control inside the country, surveillance within containment and protection zones, screening, quarantine, official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste, control of wildlife reservoirs, and disinfection. Vaccination is prohibited and no treatment was given to affected animals.

ASIA

4.  New strain of low pathogenic avian influenza virus detected in Chinese Taipei

A new strain of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus, serotype H5N6, was detected in Chinese Taipei, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on December 26 from Dr. Tai-Hwa Shih, Chief Veterinary Officer, Deputy Director General, Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine Council of Agriculture Executive Yuan, Ministry of Agriculture, Taipei, Chinese Taipei.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on December 24, with two outbreaks reported in Nantou county. The cases identified is not calculated because of missing information. 11,848 birds became susceptible, which were all destroyed. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures included movement control inside the country, surveillance within and outside containment and protection zones, quarantine, official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste, disinfection, and ante- and post-mortem inspections. Vaccination is prohibited and no treatment was given to affected animals.
 


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