Poultry
xClose

Loading ...
Swine
xClose

Loading ...
Dairy & Ruminant
xClose

Loading ...
Aquaculture
xClose

Loading ...
Feed
xClose

Loading ...
Animal Health
xClose

Loading ...
Home

March 26, 2018
 
Reoccurrences of bird flu reported across Europe and Asia Global Animal Disease Update (March 12 - 23, 2018)
 
An eFeedLink Exclusive
 

Reoccurrences of bird flu were reported across Europe and Asia the past fortnight. The following report contains an overview of the disease situations.

EUROPE

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

Reoccurrence of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus, serotype H5N6, was detected in Netherlands, the World Organisation of Animal Health (OIE) reports.

The information was received by the OIE on March 15 from Dr. Christianne Bruschke, Chief Veterinary Officer, Ministry of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Economic Affairs, The Hague, Netherlands.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on February 26, with one outbreak reported in Overijssel. 150 cases were identified in birds, resulting in 28,886 birds becoming susceptible, 100 dying and 28,636 being destroyed. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

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

2.  Reoccurrence of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus detected in Sweden

Reoccurrence of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus, serotype H5N6, was detected in Sweden, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on March 16 from Dr. Ingrid Eilertz, Chief Veterinary Officer Director and Head, Swedish Board of Agriculture Department for Animal Welfare and Health, Ministry for Rural Affairs, Jönköping, Sweden.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on March 15, with one outbreak reported in Uppsala Lan. 19 cases were identified in birds, resulting in 105 birds becoming susceptible and 18 dying. The source of the outbreaks was contact with wild species.

Control measures included movement control inside the country, traceability, official destruction of animal products, official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste, and disinfection is to be applied. Vaccination is prohibited and no treatment was given to affected animals.

3.  Reoccurrence of bacillus anthracis detected in Italy

Reoccurrence of bacillus anthracis was detected in Italy, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on March 16 from Dr. Silvio Borrello, Chief Veterinary Officer, Food Safety and Collegial Bodies for Health Protection, Ministère de la Santé, Department for Veterinary Public Health, Rome, Italy.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on March 12, with one outbreak reported in Lazio. One fatal case was identified in cattle, resulting in 194 others becoming susceptible. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

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

4.  Reoccurrence of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus detected in Italy

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

The information was received by the OIE on March 16 from Dr. Silvio Borrello, Chief Veterinary Officer, Food Safety and Collegial Bodies for Health Protection, Ministère de la Santé, Department for Veterinary Public Health, Rome, Italy.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on January 21, 2017, with two outbreaks reported in Lombardia. 322 fatal case was identified in birds, resulting in 181,306 birds becoming susceptible and 30,824 being killed and disposed of. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures included movement control inside the country, screening, traceability, official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste, and zoning. Vaccination is prohibited and no treatment was given to affected animals.

5.  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 March 19 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 November 4, 2016, with one outbreak reported in Kiev. Three fatal cases were 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.

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

Reoccurrence of low pathogenic avian influenza virus, serotype H5N3, was detected in Bulgaria, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on March 19 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 10, 2015, with one outbreak reported in Lot-et-garonne. The number of cases identified is not calculated because of missing information. 1,000 birds became susceptible which all were slaughtered. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

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

ASIA

7.  Reoccurrence of Newcastle disease virus detected in Cyprus

Reoccurrence of Newcastle disease virus was detected in Cyprus, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on March 16 from Dr. Christodoulos Pipis, Acting Director, Veterinary Services, Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment, Nicosia, Cyprus.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on March 14, with one outbreak reported in Larnaca. 16 fatal cases were identified in birds, resulting in 14 others becoming susceptible, which were all destroyed. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures included traceability. Vaccination is permitted but no treatment was given to affected animals.

8.  Reoccurrence of Newcastle disease virus detected in Israel

Reoccurrence of Newcastle disease virus was detected in Israel, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on March 18 from Dr. Shlomo Garazi, Chief Officer for Import and Export of the Veterinary Services, Veterinary Services and Animal Health, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Bet Dagan, Israel.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on December 23, 2013, with three outbreaks reported in Hazafon. The number of cases identified is not calculated because of missing information. 210,400 birds became susceptible, 600 died, 7,300 were killed and disposed of and 75,000 were slaughtered. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures included movement control inside the country, screening, quarantine and zoning. Vaccination is permitted but no treatment was given to affected animals.

9.  Reoccurrence of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus detected in South Korea

Reoccurrence of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus, serotype H5N6, was detected in South Korea, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on March 18 from Dr. Oh Soon-Min, Director General - Chief Veterinary Officer, Animal Health Policy Bureau, Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (MAFRA), Sejong-si, South Korea.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on November 19, 2017, with four outbreaks reported in Chungcheongbuk-do, Gyeonggi-do and Chungcheongnam-do. 163 cases were identified in birds, resulting in 553,345 others becoming susceptible, 155 dying and all remaining being destroyed. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

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

10.  Reoccurrence of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus detected in Bhutan

Reoccurrence of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus, serotype H5N1, was detected in Bhutan, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on March 13 from Dr. Tashi Samdup, Director General, Department of Livestock, Ministry of Agriculture and Forests, Thimphu, Bhutan.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on March 11, with one outbreak reported in Samdrup Jongkhar. 36 fatal cases were identified in birds, resulting in 24 others becoming susceptible, which were all destroyed. The source of the outbreaks was introduction of new live animals and illegal movement of animals.

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


All rights reserved. No part of the report may be reproduced without permission from eFeedLink.

Share this article on FacebookShare this article on TwitterPrint this articleForward this article
Previous
My eFeedLink last read