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January 13, 2020

OIE: Updates on bird flu situations in Europe and Asia (Global Animal Disease Update) (Jan 10, 2020)
 
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The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) provided updates on the bird flu situations in Europe and Asia in the past week. The following report provides an overview of the disease situations.

EUROPE

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

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

The information was received by the OIE on January 7 from Dr. Bogdan Konopka, Chief Veterinary Officer, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, General Veterinary Inspectorate, Warsaw, Poland.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on December 31, 2019, with eight outbreaks reported in Lubelskie and Wielkopolskie. 61,018 cases were identified in birds, resulting in 116,394 becoming susceptible, 22,359 dying and all remaining being killed and disposed of. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures included screening, traceability, official destruction of animal products, official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste, control of wildlife reservoirs, and zoning. Vaccination is prohibited and no treatment was given to affected animals.

ASIA

2.  New strain of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus detected in Chinese Taipei

A new strain of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus, serotype H5N5, was detected in Chinese Taipei, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on January 6 from Dr. Wen-Jane Tu, Chief Veterinary Officer, Deputy Director General, Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine, Council of Agriculture, Executive Yuan, Taipei, Chinese Taipei.

The outbreak was reported to have started on September 13, 2019, with one outbreak reported in Tainan city. 2,056 fatal cases were identified in birds, resulting in 8,209 others becoming susceptible, which were all 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, traceability, quarantine, zoning, and disinfection. Vaccination is prohibited and no treatment was given to affected animals.

3.  Reoccurrence of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus detected in India

Reoccurrence of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus, serotype H5N1, was detected in India, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on January 8 from Dr. Atul Chaturvedi, Secretary, Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, New Delhi, India.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on December 7, 2019, with an outbreak reported in Chattisgarh state. 5,634 fatalities were identified in birds, resulting in 21,060 becoming susceptible, with 15,426 being killed and disposed of. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

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


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