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February 6, 2018

Viral diseases reported in various species in Europe and Asia
Global Animal Disease Update (February 2, 2018)
 
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Viral diseases were reported in various species in Europe and Asia this week. The following report provides an overview of the disease situations.

EUROPE

1.  First occurrence of lumpy skin disease virus detected in Montenegro

A first occurrence of lumpy skin disease virus was detected in Montenegro, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) reports.

The information was received by the OIE on January 29 from Dr. Vesna Dakovic, Acting Director, Administration for Food Safety, Veterinary and Phytosanitary Affairs, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Podgorica, Montenegro.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on July 21, 2016, with 402 outbreaks reported in the country. 478 cases were identified in cattle, resulting in 1,999 becoming susceptible and 477 dying. The source of the outbreaks was vectors.

Control measures included movement control inside the country, vaccination in response to the outbreaks, disinfection, quarantine, surveillance outside containment and protection zones, official destruction of animal products, and official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste. No treatment was given to affected animals.

2.  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 30 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 October 30, 2017, with one outbreak reported in Chernovtsy. Two fatal cases were identified in swine. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

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

3.  Reoccurrence of lumpy skin disease virus detected in Russia

Reoccurrence of lumpy skin disease virus was detected in Russia, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on January 31 from Dr. Evgeny Nepoklonov, Vice-minister, Ministry of Agriculture, Moscow, Russia.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on December 12, 2017, with one outbreak reported in Orenburgskaya Oblast. Four cases were identified in cattle, resulting in 1,026 cattle becoming susceptible. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures included movement control inside the country, screening, quarantine, official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste, zoning, disinfection, disinfestation, and processes to inactivate the pathogenic agent in products or by-products. Vaccination is permitted but no treatment was given to affected animals.

ASIA

4.  Reoccurrence of foot and mouth disease virus detected in China

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

The information was received by the OIE on January 29 from Dr. Zhang Zhongqui, Director General, China Animal Disease Control Centre, Veterinary Bureau, Ministry of Agriculture, Beijing, the People's Republic of China.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on January 25, with one outbreak reported in Ningxia. 14 cases were identified in cattle, resulting in 14 cattle and 21 sheep becoming susceptible, which were all destroyed. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures included surveillance within containment and protection zones, screening, quarantine, official destruction of animal products, and disinfection. Vaccination is permitted but no treatment was given to affected animals.

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

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

The information was received by the OIE on January 29 from Dr. Salah Fadhil Abbas, Director General, Veterinary Directorate, Ministry of Agriculture, Baghdad, Iraq.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on December 28, 2017, with two outbreaks reported in Baghdad. 15,000 cases were identified in birds, resulting in 31,000 becoming susceptible, 10,000 dying and all remaining destroyed. The source of the outbreaks was contact with wild species.

Control measures included movement control inside the country, surveillance within containment and protection zones, screening, traceability, quarantine, official destruction of animal products, official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste, control of wildlife reservoirs, zoning, disinfection, processes to inactivate the pathogenic agent in products or by-products, and ante- and post-mortem inspections. Vaccination is prohibited and no treatment was given to affected animals.
 


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