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February 3, 2017
 
New strain of H5N8 detected in Poland (Global Animal Disease Update) (Feb 3, 2017)
 
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A new strain of H5N8 was detected in Poland this week. The following report contains an overview of the disease situation.
 
EUROPE

1.   First occurrence of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus detected in Rep. of Macedonia

A first occurrence of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus, serotype H5N8, was detected in the Rep. of Macedonia, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) reports.

The information was received by the OIE on January 30 from Msc Zoran Popovski, Director, Food and Veterinary Agency, Food and Veterinary Agency, Skopje, Former Yug. Rep. of Macedonia.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on January 28, with one outbreak reported in Struga. Three fatal cases were identified in birds, resulting in 438 birds becoming susceptible, of which 125 birds were destroyed. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures, among others, included movement control inside the country, screening, disinfection, traceability, and surveillance outside containment and protection zones. Vaccination is prohibited and no treatment was given to affected animals.

2.   Reoccurrence of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus detected in United Kingdom

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

The information was received by the OIE on January 30 from Dr. Nigel Gibbens, Chief Veterinary Officer, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, London, United Kingdom.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on December 16, 2016, with one outbreak reported in Wyre. The number of cases identified is not calculated because of missing information. 1,263 birds became susceptible, two died and all remaining birds were destroyed. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

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

3.   New strain of bluetongue virus detected in Italy

A new strain of bluetongue virus, serotype 4, was detected in Italy, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on January 30 from Prof. Dr. Romano Marabelli, Chief Veterinary Officer, Secretary General, Ministry of Health, Rome, Italy.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on September 1, 2016, with four outbreaks reported in Veneto, Lombardia and Friuli-venezia Giulia. Five cases were identified in cattle, resulting in 212 cattle becoming susceptible. The source of the outbreaks was vectors.

Control measures, among others, included movement control inside the country, screening and zoning. Vaccination is permitted but no treatment was given to affected animals.

4.   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 31 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 October 22, 2015, with two outbreaks reported in Poltava. Six cases were identified in swine, resulting in 21 swine becoming susceptible, five dying and all remaining swine destroyed. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures, among others, included movement control inside the country, screening, disinfection, traceability, dipping or spraying for control of vectors or parasites, 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 permitted but no treatment was given to affected animals.

5.   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 31 from Dr. Krzysztof Jazdzewski, Deputy Chief Veterinary Officer, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, General Veterinary Inspectorate, Varsovie, Poland.

The outbreak was reported to have started on November 5, 2016, with three outbreaks reported in Wielkopolskie, Warminsko-Mazurskie and Malopolske. 3,410 fatal cases were identified in birds, resulting in 6,252 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 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.

ASIA

6.   Reoccurrence of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus detected in Cambodia

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

The information was received by the OIE on January 31 from Dr. Sen Sovann, OIE Delegate/Deputy Secretary General, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on January 27, with one outbreak reported in Svay Rieng. 68 fatalities were reported, resulting in 390 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, dipping or spraying for control of vectors or parasites, and official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste. Vaccination is prohibited and no treatment was given to affected animals.
 


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