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April 7, 2017
 
New strain of H5N8 detected in France and Romania (Global Animal Disease Update) (Apr 7, 2017)
 
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New strain of H5N8 was detected in France and Romania this week. The following report contains an overview of the disease situation.
 
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 April 4 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, UKR Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food, Kiev, Ukraine.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on February 4, with five cases found in Vinnitsa, Ivano-Frankovsk, Kiev, Zaporozh'ye and Nikolayev. 44 fatal cases were identified in swine, resulting in 64 swine becoming susceptible, and all remaining swine destroyed. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures, among others, included movement control inside the country, disinfection, traceability, 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.

2.  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 April 3 from Prof. Dr. Romano Marabelli, Chief Veterinary Officer, Secretary General, Ministry of Health, Rome, Italy.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on January 21, with one case found in Piemonte. 11 fatal cases were identified in birds. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures, among others, 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.

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

A new strain of low pathogenic avian influenza virus, serotype H5N1, was detected in France, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on April 3 from Dr. Loic Evain, Directeur Général adjoint, CVO, Direction générale de l'alimentation, Ministère de l'Agriculture, de l'Agroalimentaire et de la Forêt, Paris, France.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on December 6, 2016, with one case found in Charente-Maritime. The number of cases identified is not calculated because of missing information. 1,320 birds became susceptible and 120 birds died. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

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

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

A new strain of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus, serotype H5N8, was detected in Romania, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on April 3 from Dr. Marius Grigore, Director, Head of Unit Animal Health Department General Sanitary Veterinary Directorate, National Sanitary Veterinary and Food Safety Authority, Bucharest, Romania.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on November 24, 2016, with eight cases found in Teleorman. 154 cases were identified in birds, resulting in 276 birds becoming susceptible which were all destroyed. The source of the outbreaks was contact with wild species.

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

5.  New strain of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus detected in France

A new strain of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus, serotype H5N8, was detected in France, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on April 3 from Dr. Loic Evain, Directeur Général adjoint, CVO, Direction générale de l'alimentation, Ministère de l'Agriculture, de l'Agroalimentaire et de la Forêt, Paris, France.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on December 1, 2016, with one case found in Pyrenees-Atlantiques. The number of cases identified is not calculated because of missing information. 533 birds became susceptible which were all 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 disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste, control of wildlife reservoirs, and zoning. Vaccination is prohibited and no treatment was given to affected animals.

6.  Reoccurrence of bluetongue virus detected in France

Reoccurrence of bluetongue virus, serotype 8, was detected in France, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on April 4 from Dr. Loic Evain, Directeur Général adjoint, CVO, Direction générale de l'alimentation, Ministère de l'Agriculture, de l'Agroalimentaire et de la Forêt, Paris, France.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on September 11, 2015, with 76 outbreaks reported across the country. 91 cases were identified in cattle, resulting in 11,771 becoming susceptible. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures included movement control inside the country, screening, vaccination in response to the outbreaks, disinfection, surveillance within and outside containment and protection zones, zoning and control of vectors. No treatment was given to affected animals.
 


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