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April 6, 2018

Various viral diseases reported in multiple species in Europe and Asia Global Animal Disease Update (March 26 - April 6, 2018)
 
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Various viral diseases were reported in multiple species in Europe and Asia the past fortnight. The following report contains an overview of the disease situations.

EUROPE

1.       New strain of low pathogenic avian influenza virus detected in France

A new strain of low pathogenic avian influenza virus, serotype H5N5, was detected in France, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) reports.

The information was received by the OIE on March 30 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 March 22, with one outbreak reported in Sarthe. The number of cases identified was not calculated because of missing information. 13,000 birds became susceptible which all were slaughtered. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures included screening and traceability. Vaccination is prohibited and 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 H5N1, was detected in France, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on March 30 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 March 22, with one outbreak reported in Sarthe. The number of cases identified is not calculated because of missing information. 8,897 birds became susceptible which all were slaughtered. 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 bacillus anthracis detected in Hungary

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

The information was received by the OIE on April 4 from Dr. Lajos Bognár, Deputy State Secretary Chief Veterinary Officer, Food Chain Safety Department, Ministry of Agriculture, Budapest, Hungary.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on March 28, with one outbreak reported in Cosongrad. Two fatal cases were identified in cattle, resulting in 21 goats, 495 sheep and 84 swine becoming susceptible. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures included movement control inside the country, vaccination in response to the outbreak, traceability and disinfection. Treatment was given to affected animals.

ASIA

4.       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 March 27 from Dr. Battsengel Dambadarjaa, Chief Veterinary Officer, Veterinary and Animal Breeding Service, Ministry for Food and Agriculture, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on January 24, 2017, with 15 outbreaks reported in the whole country. 821 cases were identified in cattle, 462 cases were identified in goats and 417 cases were identified in sheep, which were all destroyed. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

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

5.       Reoccurrence of foot and mouth disease virus detected in South Korea

Reoccurrence of foot and mouth disease virus, serotype A, was detected in South Korea, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on March 28 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 March 26, with one outbreak reported in Gyeonggi-do. 14 cases were identified in swine, resulting in 1,059 becoming susceptible, one dying and all remaining being destroyed. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures included movement control inside the country, vaccination in reponse to the outbreaks, 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 wildlife reservoirs, zoning, and disinfection. No treatment was given to affected animals.

6.       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 March 28 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 November 22, 2017, with one outbreak reported in Siem Reap. 23 fatal cases were identified in birds, resulting in 177 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. Vaccination is prohibited and no treatment was given to affected animals.
 


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