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March 4, 2019

First occurrences of ASF detected in Europe and Asia Global Animal Disease Update (March 1, 2019)
 
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First occurrences of African swine fever (ASF) were detected in Europe and Asia in the past week. The following report contains an overview of the disease situations.

EUROPE

1.       First occurrence of Newcastle disease virus detected in Bulgaria

A first occurrence of Newcastle disease virus was detected in Bulgaria, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) reports.
 
The information was received by the OIE on February 26 from Dr. Damyan Iliev, Chief Veterinary Officer & Deputy Executive Director, Bulgarian Food Safety Agency, Ministry of Agriculture and Food, Sofia, Bulgaria.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on December 27, 2016, with one outbreak reported in Smoljan. Ten fatal cases were identified in birds, resulting in 50 others becoming susceptible, which were all destroyed. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures included movement control inside the country, vaccination in response to the outbreak, screening, and zoning. No treatment was given to affected animals.

2.       First occurrence of African swine fever virus detected in Romania

A first occurrence of African swine fever virus was detected in Russia, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on February 25 from Dr. Geronimo Raducu Branescu, President Secretary of State Chief Veterinary Officer, National Sanitary Veterinary and Food Safety, National Sanitary Veterinary and Food Safety Authority, Bucharest, Romania.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on July 7, 2018, with eight outbreaks reported in the country. 59 cases were identified in swine, nine cases were identified in wild boar, resulting in one other swine becoming susceptible, 18 swine and five wild boars dying and all remaining being killed and disposed of. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures included surveillance within containment and protection zones, official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste, and disinfection. Vaccination is permitted and no treatment was given to affected animals.

ASIA

3.       First occurrence of African swine fever virus detected in China

A first occurrence of African swine fever virus was detected in China, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on February 25 from Dr. Zhang Zhongqui, Director General, China Animal Disease Control Centre, Veterinary Bureau, Ministry of Agriculture, Beijing, People's Republic of China.

The outbreak was reported to have started on February 18, with two outbreaks reported in Hebei and Guangxi. 1,736 cases were identified in swine, resulting in 28,124 others becoming susceptible, 1,030 dying and 14,913 being killed and disposed of. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

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

4.       First occurrence of African swine fever virus detected in Vietnam

A first occurrence of African swine fever virus was detected in Vietnam, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on February 25 from Dr. Dong Pham Van, Director General, Chief Veterinary Officer, Department of Animal Health, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Hanoi, Vietnam.

The outbreak was reported to have started on February 18, with three outbreaks reported in Hai Phong, Thai Binh, Hung Yen and Thanh Hoa. 91 cases were identified in swine, resulting in 369 others becoming susceptible, 33 dying and 427 being killed and disposed of. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures included movement control inside the country, surveillance within and outside containment and protection zones, quarantine, and disinfection. Vaccination is permitted and no treatment was given to affected animals.
 


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