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February 27, 2018

Reoccurrences of highly pathogenic AI reported in Asia Global Animal Disease Update (February 23, 2018)
 
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Reoccurrences of highly pathogenic AI were reported in Asia this week. The following report contains an overview of the disease situations.
 
EUROPE

1.  Reoccurrence of African swine fever virus detected in Ukraine

Reoccurrence of African swine fever virus was detected in Ukraine, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) reports.

The information was received by the OIE on February 21 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 September 8, 2017, with one outbreak reported in Donetsk. Two fatal cases were identified in swine. 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, control of wildlife reservoirs, zoning, and disinfection. Vaccination is permitted but no treatment was given to affected animals.

2.  Reoccurrence of low pathogenic avian influenza virus detected in France

Reoccurrence of low pathogenic avian influenza virus, serotype H5N2, was detected in France, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on February 21 from Dr. Loic Evain, Directeur Général adjoint, CVO, Direction générale de l'alimentation, Ministère de l'Agriculture et de l'Alimentation, Paris, France.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on December 4, 2015, with one outbreak reported in Nord. The number of cases identified is not calculated because of missing information. 600 birds became susceptible. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures included screening and traceability. Vaccination is prohibited and no treatment was given to affected animals.

3.  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 21 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 27, 2015, with one outbreak reported in Nikolayev. One fatal case was identified in swine, resulting in nine others becoming susceptible, which were all destroyed. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

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

ASIA

4.  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 February 20 from Dr. Sen Sovann, Director General, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, General Directorate of Animal Health and Production (GDAHP), Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on December 6, 2017, with one outbreak reported in Prey Veng. 184 fatal cases were identified in birds, resulting in 346 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, and disinfection. Surveillance outside containment and protection zones is to be applied. Vaccination is prohibited and no treatment was given to affected animals.

5.  Reoccurrence of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus detected in Taiwan
 
Reoccurrence of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus, serotype H5N2, was detected in Taiwan, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on February 23 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 7, 2015, with four outbreaks reported across Taiwan. 1,321 fatal cases were identified in birds, resulting in 29,446 others becoming susceptible, which were all destroyed. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures included movement control inside the country, surveillance within and outsise containment and protection zones, disinfection, traceability, quarantine, 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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