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February 17, 2017

 

New strains of H5N8 reported in Poland, Iran and Israel (Global Animal Disease Update) (Feb 17, 2017)

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New strains of H5N8 were reported in Poland, Iran and Israel this week. The following report contains an overview of the disease situation.

 

EUROPE


1.  Reoccurrence of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus detected in Bosina and Herzegovina


Reoccurrence of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus, serotype H5, was detected in Bosina and Herzegovina, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) reports.


The information was received by the OIE on February 13 from Dr. Ljubomir Kalaba, Director, Veterinary Office, Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Relations, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.


The outbreak event was reported to have started on February 11 in Prijedor. The number of cases identified is not calculated because of missing information. 148 birds became susceptible, 99 birds died and all remaining birds were destroyed. The source of the outbreaks was contact with wild species.


Control measures, among others, included disinfection, official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste, and zoning. Vaccination is prohibited and no treatment was given to affected animals.


2.  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 February 14 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 five outbreaks found in Wielkopolskie, Dolnoslaskie and Slaskie. 12,285 fatalities were reported in birds, resulting in 320,695 others becoming susceptible which were all destroyed. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.


Control measures, among others, included screening, disinfection, traceability, surveillance within and outside 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


3.  Reoccurrence of foot and mouth disease virus detected in Mongolia


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


The information was received by the OIE on February 13 from Dr. Battsengel Dambadarjaa, Chief Veterinary Officer, Veterinary and Animal Breeding Service, Ministry for Food and Agriculture, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.


The outbreak was reported to have started on January 28, with three outbreaks found in Sukhbaatar and Dornod. 625 cases were identified in cattle, six cases were identified in goats and 32 cases were identified in sheep. 520 cattle, six goats and 32 sheep were destroyed. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.


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


4.  New strain of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus detected in Iran


A new strain of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus, serotype H5N8, was detected in Iran, the OIE reports.


The information was received by the OIE on February 13 from Dr. Mehdi Khalaj, Head of IVO, Iran Veterinary Organization (IVO), Iran Veterinary Organization, Ministry of Jihad-e-Agriculture, Tehran, Iran.


The outbreak was reported to have started on November 19, 2016, with 16 cases found in Mazandaran, Gilan, Esfahan and Razavi Khorasan. 42,326 cases were identified in birds, resulting in 226,443 birds becoming susceptible, 20,298 birds dying and all remaining destroyed. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.


Control measures, among others, included screening, disinfection, quarantine, official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste, surveillance within containment and protection zones, control of wildlife reservoirs, and zoning. Vaccination is prohibited and no treatment was given to affected animals.


5.  Reoccurrence of sheep pox and goat pox detected in Mongolia


Reoccurrence of sheep pox and goat pox was detected in Mongolia, the OIE reports.


The information was received by the OIE on February 13 from Dr. Battsengel Dambadarjaa, Chief Veterinary Officer, Veterinary and Animal Breeding Service, Ministry for Food and Agriculture, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.


The outbreak was reported to have started on February 11, 2015, with 24 outbreaks found in Khentii, Khovd, Tuv, Dundgovi and Sukhbaatar. 6,614 cases were identified in sheep and 256 cases were identified in goats. 82 sheep and seven goats died, and 4,566 sheep and 249 goats were destroyed. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.


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


6.  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 February 14 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 was reported to have started on February 5, with six outbreaks found in Chungcheongbuk-Do. 25 cases were identified in cattle, resulting in 531 cattle becoming susceptible, of which 216 were destroyed. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.


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


7.  New strain of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus detected in Israel


A new strain of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus, serotype H5N8, was detected in Israel, the OIE reports.


The information was received by the OIE on February 16 from Dr. Nadav Galon, Director, Veterinary Services and Animal Health, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Bet Dagan, Israel.


The outbreak event was reported to have started on November 9, 2016, with six outbreaks reported in the western part of Israel. 6,515 fatalities were identified in birds, resulting in 92,745 birds becoming susceptible which were all destroyed. The source of the outbreaks was contact with wild species, and the farms are on the way of migrating birds flying from Europe to Africa.


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

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