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February 13 2016
 
Ruminant diseases reported in Georgia and France (Global Animal Disease Update) (week ended Feb 12, 2016)
 
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Ruminant diseases were reported in Georgia and France this week. The following report contains an overview of the disease situation.

EUROPE

1.  First occurrence of peste des petits ruminants virus detected in Georgia

A first occurrence of peste des petits ruminants virus was detected in the Georgia, the World Organisation of Animal Health (OIE) reports.

The information was received by the OIE on February 8 by Dr. Mikheil Sokhadze, Chief Veterinary Officer Deputy Head, National Food Agency, Ministry of Agriculture, Tbilisi, Georgia.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on February 4, with outbreaks occurring in Tbilisi. 350 cases were identified in sheep, resulting in 2,190 sheep becoming susceptible. 170 infected sheep died and 80 sheep were destroyed. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures, among others, included movement control inside the country, disinfection, surveillance outside containment and protection zones, official disposal of carcasses, by-protects and waste. No vaccination and treatment were given to the affected animals.

2.  Reoccurrence of bluetongue virus detected in France

Reoccurrence of bluetongue virus, serotype 8, was detected in the France, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on February 8 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 September 11, with outbreaks occurring in Nievre, Dordogne, Haute-Vienne, Aveyron, Puy-de-dome and Allier. 16 cases were identified in cattle, resulting in 2,505 cattle becoming susceptible. One infected cattle died. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

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

AFRICA

3.  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 February 11 by Dr. Abdulganiyu Abubakar, Chief Veterinary Officer, Federal Department of Veterinary Services, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Abuja, Nigeria.

Eight outbreaks were reported in Kano city and the states of Plateau and Kebbi. 1,142 fatal cases were identified in birds, resulting in 16,507 susceptible birds being destroyed. The source of the outbreaks was unknown, but poor farm biosecurity was reported.

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


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