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January 22, 2016
 
Reoccurrence of foot and mouth disease detected in Korea (Global Animal Disease Update) (week ended Jan 22, 2016)
 
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Reoccurrence of foot and mouth disease was detected in Korea this week. The following report contains an overview of the disease situation.

ASIA

1.  Reoccurrence of classical swine fever virus detected in Mongolia

Reoccurrence of classical swine fever virus was detected in Mongolia, the World Organisation of Animal Health (OIE) reports.

The information was received by the OIE on January 18 from Dr. Bolortuya Purevsuren, OIE delegate, Veterinary and Animal Breeding Agency, Ministry for Industry and Agriculture, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on November 9, 2015, with outbreaks occurring in Dornod and Tuv. 272 cases were identified in swine. 38 infected swine died, 376 swine were destroyed and five swine were slaughtered. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures, among others, included vaccination in response to the outbreaks, disinfection and quarantine. No treatment was given to the affected animals.

2.  Reoccurrence of foot and mouth disease virus detected in Republic of Korea

Reoccurrence of foot and mouth disease virus, serotype O, was detected in the Republic of Korea, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on January 18 from Dr. Oh Soon-Min, Director - Chief Veterinary Officer, General Animal Health Division, Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (MAFRA), Sejong-Si, Republic of Korea.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on January 12, with one outbreak occurring in Jeollabuk-Do. 80 cases were identified in swine, resulting in 10,172 swine becoming susceptible, which were all destroyed. The source of the outbreak was unknown.

Control measures, among others, included movement control inside the country, screening, vaccination in response to the outbreak, disinfection, quarantine, control of wildlife reservoirs and zoning. No treatment was given to the affected animals.

3.  Reoccurrence of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus detected in People's Republic of China

Reoccurrence of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus, serotype H5N6, was detected in the People's Republic of China, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on January 18 from Dr. Zhang Zhongqui, Director General, China Animal Disease Control Centre, Veterinary Bureau, Ministry of Agriculture, Beijing, People's Republic of China.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on August 23, 2014, with outbreaks occurring in Hunan. 165 cases were identified in birds, resulting in 1,297 birds becoming susceptible. 91 infected birds died and 1,132 birds were destroyed. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures, among others, included movement control inside the country, screening, disinfection and zoning. No vaccination and treatment were given to the affected animals.

EUROPE

4.  Reoccurrence of bluetongue virus detected in Croatia

Reoccurrence of bluetongue virus, serotype 4, was detected in Croatia, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on January 18 from Dr. Mirjana Mataušic-Pišl, Assistant to Minister Ministry of Agriculture, Veterinary Directorate, Ministry of Agriculture, Zagreb, Croatia.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on December 15, 2015, with outbreaks occurring in Osijecko-Baranjska. One case was identified in cattle, resulting in 37 cattle becoming susceptible. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures, among others, included screening, vaccination in response to the outbreak, surveillance outside containment and protection zones, and control of vectors. No treatment was given to the affected animals.

AFRICA

5.  Reoccurrence of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus detected in Nigeria

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

The information was received by the OIE on January 19 from Dr. Abdulganiyu Abubakar, Chief Veterinary Officer, Federal Department of Veterinary Services, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Abuja, Nigeria.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on January 2, 2016 with outbreaks across Nigeria. 3,622 fatal cases were identified in birds, resulting in 91,653 becoming susceptible. 87,830 birds were destroyed. The source of the outbreaks was unknown, with poor farm biosecurity reported.

Control measures, among others, included movement control inside the country, quarantine, surveillance outside containment and protection zones, screening, official destruction of animal products, and official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste. Vaccination is prohibited and no treatment was given to the affected animals. Traceability is to be applied.
 


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