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January 8, 2018
 
Reoccurrence of H5N6 detected in South Korea (Global Animal Disease Update) (Jan 5, 2018)
 
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Reoccurrence of H5N6 was detected in South Korea this week. The following report contains an overview of the disease situation.

EUROPE

1.  Reoccurrence of African swine fever virus detected in Ukraine

Reoccurrence of African swine fever virus was detected in Ukraine, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) reports.

The information was received by the OIE on January 2 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 December 9, 2017, with two outbreaks reported in Kirovograd. Two cases were identified in wild boar, 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, quarantine, official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste, control of wildlife reservoirs, zoning, and disinfection. Vaccination is permitted but no treatment was given to affected animals.

2.  First occurrence of African swine fever virus detected in Poland

First occurrence of African swine fever virus was detected in Poland, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on January 3 from Dr. Pawel Niemczuk, Chief Veterinary Officer, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Varsovie, Poland.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on November 17, 2017, with 21 outbreaks reported in Mazowieckie. 31 fatal cases were identified in wild boar. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures included movement control inside the country, screening, control of wildlife reservoirs and control of vectors. Vaccination is permitted but no treatment was given to affected animals.

ASIA

3.  Reoccurrence of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus detected in Saudi Arabia

Reoccurrence of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus, serotype H5N8, was detected in Saudi Arabia, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on January 2 from Dr. Ali Al Doweriej, Director General of Veterinary Health and Monitoring Department, Veterinary Health and Monitoring Department, Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on December 20, 2017, with three outbreaks reported in Ar Riyad. 1,863 cases were identified in birds, resulting in 8,806 becoming susceptible, 1,351 dying and all remaining destroyed. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

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

4.  Reoccurrence of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus detected in Korea

Reoccurrence of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus, serotype H5N6, was detected in South Korea, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on January 5 from Dr. Oh Soon-Min, Director General - Chief Veterinary Officer, Animal Health Policy Bureau, Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (MAFRA), Sejong-Si, Republic of Korea.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on November 17, 2017, with two outbreaks reported in the country. 66 fatalities were reported in birds, and 218,634 were killed and disposed of. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures included movement control inside the country, surveillance within and outside containment and protection zones, screening, traceability, quarantine, official destruction of animal products, 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.
 


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