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February 19, 2018
 
Bird flu reported in Iraq and Taiwan Global Animal Disease Update (February 16, 2018)

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Bird flu was reported in Iraq and Taiwan this week. The following report contains an overview of the disease situations.

EUROPE

1.  Reoccurrence of foot and mouth disease virus detected in Russia
 
Reoccurrence of foot and mouth disease virus, serotype O, was detected in Russia, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) reports.

The information was received by the OIE on February 12 from Dr. Evgeny Nepoklonov, Vice-minister, Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Agriculture, Moscow, Russia.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on February 9, with one outbreak reported in Zabajkal Skij Kray. 85 cases were identified in cattle. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures included movement control inside the country, surveillance within and outside containment and protection zones, quarantine, official destruction of animal products, zoning, and disinfection. Vaccination is permitted but 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 February 14 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 February 13, with one outbreak reported in Khmel'nitskiy. Three fatal cases were identified in swine, resulting in three others becoming susceptible, which were all destroyed. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

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

ASIA

3.  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 February 12 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 one outbreak reported in Baghdad. 18,400 cases were identified in birds, resulting in 29,000 becoming susceptible, 13,240 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.

4.  Reoccurrence of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus detected in Chinese Taipei
 
Reoccurrence of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus, serotype H5N2, was detected in Chinese Taipei, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on February 13 from Dr. Tai-Hwa Shih, Chief Veterinary Officer, Deputy Director General, Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine Council of Agriculture Executive Yuan, Ministry of Agriculture, Taipei, Chinese Taipei.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on January 11, 2015, with six outbreaks reported in Yunlin county and Pingtung county. 10,368 fatal cases were identified in birds, resulting in 25,655 others became susceptible which were all destroyed. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

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


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