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March 13, 2017
 
Outbreaks of bird flu reported across three continents (Global Animal Disease Update) (Mar 10, 2017)
  
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Outbreaks of bird flu were reported across three continents this week. The following report contains an overview of the disease situation.
 
EUROPE

1.   Reoccurrence of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus detected in Russia

Reoccurrence of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus, serotype H5N8, was detected in the Russia, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) reports.

The information was received by the OIE on March 6 from Dr. Evgeny Nepoklonov, Deputy Head, Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance, Ministry of Agriculture, Moscow, Russia.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on December 6, 2016, with six cases found in Moskovskaya Oblast. 16,908 cases were identified in birds, resulting in 376,223 birds becoming susceptible, 16,872 dying and 40 birds destroyed. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures, among others, included movement control inside the country, screening, disinfection, quarantine, official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste, and control of wildlife reservoirs. Vaccination is permitted but 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 March 6 from Dr. Pawel Niemczuk, Chief Veterinary Officer, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Varsovie, Poland.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on November 5, 2016, with one case found in Wielkopolskie. 73 fatal cases were identified in birds, resulting in 11,288 birds becoming susceptible and all remaining birds 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.

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

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

The information was received by the OIE on March 7 from Dr. Olga Shevchenko, Head of Directorate for International Cooperation, Directorate for International Cooperation, State Service of Ukraine on Food Safety and Consumer Protection, Kiev, Ukraine.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on October 27, 2015, with one case found in Nikolayev. 18 cases were identified in birds, resulting in 28 becoming susceptible which were all destroyed. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures, among others, included movement control inside the country, disinfection, traceability, dipping or spraying for control of vectors or parasites, quarantine, surveillance within and outside containment and protection zones, official destruction of animal products, official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste, control of wildlife reservoirs, and zoning. Vaccination is permitted but no treatment was given to affected animals.

ASIA

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

A new strain of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus, serotype H5N6, was detected in Chinese Taipei, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on March 7 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 was reported to have started on February 5, with three outbreaks found in Tainan city and Hualien county. The number of cases identified was not calculated because of missing information. 19,000 birds became susceptible which were all destroyed. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures, among others, included movement control inside the country, screening, disinfection, quarantine and zoning. Vaccination is prohibited and no treatment was given to affected animals.

5.  Reoccurrence of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus detected in Chinese Taipei

Reoccurrence of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus, serotype H5N8, was detected in Chinese Taipei, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on March 7 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 was reported to have started on January 11, 2015, with two outbreaks found in Pingtung county and Kaohsiung city. The number of cases identified is not calculated because of missing information. 7,868 birds became susceptible and all birds were destroyed. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures, among others, included movement control inside the country, screening, disinfection, quarantine and zoning. Vaccination is prohibited and no treatment was given to affected animals.

6.  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 March 7 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 was reported to have started on January 11, 2015, with 21 outbreaks found in Taipei city, Changhua county, Yunlin county, Chiayi county and Tainan city. 39,536 fatal cases were identified in birds, resulting in 259,492 birds becoming susceptible and all remaining birds destroyed. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures, among others, included movement control inside the country, screening, disinfection, quarantine and zoning. Vaccination is prohibited and no treatment was given to affected animals.

AMERICAS

7.  Reoccurrence of low pathogenic avian influenza virus detected in United States of America

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

The information was received by the OIE on March 6 from Dr. John Clifford, Official Delegate, Chief Trade Advisor, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, United States Department of Agriculture, Washington, United States of America.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on March 4, with one outbreak occurring in Wisconsin. The number of cases identified is not calculated because of missing information. 84,000 birds became susceptible. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.
 
Control measures, among others, included movement control inside the country, quarantine, surveillance within and outside containment and protection zones, and zoning. Vaccination is prohibited and no treatment was given to affected animals.

8.  Reoccurrence of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus detected in United States of America

Reoccurrence of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus, serotype H7, was detected in United States of America, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on March 6 from Dr. John Clifford, Official Delegate, Chief Trade Advisor, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, United States Department of Agriculture, Washington, United States of America.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on March 4, with one outbreak occurring in Tennessee. The number of cases identified is not calculated because of missing information. 73,500 birds became susceptible, 700 birds died and all remaining birds were destroyed. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

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


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