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January 16, 2017
 
New strain of H5N8 detected in France, Poland and Ukraine (Global Animal Disease Update) (Jan 13, 2017)
 
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A new strain of H5N8 was detected in France, Poland and Ukraine this week. The following report contains an overview of the disease situation.
 
EUROPE

1.  Reoccurrence of bluetongue virus detected in Serbia

Reoccurrence of bluetongue virus, serotype 5, was detected in Serbia, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) reports.

The information was received by the OIE on January 9 from Dr. Budimir Plavšić, Head, Animal Health Department Veterinary Directorate, Ministry of Agriculture and Environmental Protection, Belgrade, Serbia.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on September 21, 2016, with 37 outbreaks reported in Srbija. Six cases were identified in cattle, 96 cases were identified in sheep, resulting in 83 cattle, 760 sheep and six goats became susceptible. One cattle and 19 sheep died. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures, among others, included movement control inside the country, disinfection, surveillance within containment and protection zones, and control of vectors. Vaccination is permitted but no treatment was given to affected animals.

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

A new strain of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus, serotype H5N8, was detected in Poland, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on January 9 from Dr. Krzysztof Jazdzewski, Deputy Chief Veterinary Officer, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, General Veterinary Inspectorate, Varsovie, Poland.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on November 5, 2016, with 12 outbreaks reported in Lubuskie, Malopolske, Podkarpackie, Swietokrzyskie and Opolskie. 12,994 fatal cases were identified in birds, resulting in 152,845 birds becoming susceptible, which were all destroyed. The source of the outbreaks was contact with wild species.

Control measures, among others, included screening, disinfection, traceability, surveillance outside and within containment and protection zones, official destruction of animal products, official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste, and zoning. Vaccination is prohibited and no treatment was given to affected animals.

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

A new strain of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus, serotype H5N8, was detected in France, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on January 9 from Dr. Loic Evain, Directeur Général adjoint, CVO, Direction générale de l'alimentation, Ministère de l'Agriculture, de l'Agroalimentaire et de la Forêt, Paris, France.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on December 1, 2016, with 20 outbreaks reported in Gers, Deux-sevres and Landes. The total number of cases identified is not calculated because of missing information. 5,195 fatal cases were identified in birds, resulting in 97,358 birds becoming susceptible, which were all destroyed. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures, among others, included screening, disinfection, traceability, surveillance outside and within containment and protection zones, official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste, and zoning. Vaccination is prohibited and no treatment was given to affected animals.

4.  Reoccurrence of bovine tuberculosis detected in Belgium

Reoccurrence of bovine tuberculosis was detected in Belgium, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on January 10 from Dr. Jean-François Heymans, Director, Animal Health and Safety of Products of Animal Origin, Federal Agency for the Safety of the Food Chain (FASFC), Bruxelles, Belgium.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on September 28, 2016, with one outbreak reported in West-vlaanderen. Seven cases were identified in cattle, resulting in 84 cattle becoming susceptible, which were all slaughtered. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures, among others, included movement control inside the country, screening, disinfection, traceability, and official destruction of animal products. Vaccination is prohibited and no treatment was given to affected animals.

5.  New strain of low pathogenic avian influenza virus detected in France

A new strain of low pathogenic avian influenza virus, serotype H5N1, was detected in France, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on January 10 from Dr. Loic Evain, Directeur Général adjoint, CVO, Direction générale de l'alimentation, Ministère de l'Agriculture, de l'Agroalimentaire et de la Forêt, Paris, France.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on December 8, 2016, with one outbreak reported in Deux-sevres. The total number of cases identified is not calculated because of missing information. 4,670 birds became susceptible, which were all destroyed. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures, among others, included screening, disinfection and traceability. Vaccination is prohibited and no treatment was given to affected animals.

6.  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 January 11 from Dr. Olga Shevchenko, Head of Directorate for International Cooperation, Directorate for International Cooperation, State Service of Ukraine on Food Safety and Consumer Protection, Kiev, Ukraine.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on January 7, with one outbreak reported in Lugansk. One fatal case was identified in swine, resulting in five swine becoming susceptible, which were all destroyed. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures, among others, included movement control inside the country, disinfection, traceability, dipping or spraying, quarantine, surveillance within and outside containment and protection zones, official destruction of animal products, official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste, control of wildlife reservoirs, and zoning. Vaccination is permitted but no treatment was given to affected animals.

7.  New strain of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus detected in Ukraine

A new strain of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus, serotype H5N8, was detected in Ukraine, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on January 12 from Dr. Olga Shevchenko, Head of Directorate for International Cooperation, State Service of Ukraine on Food Safety and Consumer Protection, Kiev, Ukraine.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on January 3, 2017, with one outbreak reported in Odessa city and another in Chernovtsy city. 1,113 fatalities were reported in birds, resulting in 9,175 birds becoming susceptible, which were all destroyed. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures, among others, included movement control inside the country, disinfection, traceability, dipping or spraying, quarantine, surveillance outside and within containment and protection zones, 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.
 


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