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April 12, 2019

First occurrence of ASF detected in China Global Animal Disease Update (April 12, 2019)

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A first occurrence of African swine fever (ASF) was detected in China in the past week. The following report contains an overview of the disease situation.

EUROPE

1.       Reoccurrence of brucellosis detected in Austria

Reoccurrence of brucellosis was detected in Austria, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) reports.

The information was received by the OIE on April 8 from Dr. Ulrich Herzog, Chief Veterinary Officer, Verbrauchergesundheit, Bundesministerium für Gesundheit, Vienne, Austria.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on June 25, 2018, with one outbreak reported in Oberosterreich. One case was identified in cattle, resulting in 115 becoming susceptible, and one being killed and disposed of. The source of the outbreaks was fomites (humans, vehicles, feed, etc.).

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

2.       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 April 9 from Dr. Andrii Zhuk, First Deputy Head, Department for Food Safety and Veterinary Medicine, State Service of Ukraine on Food Safety and Consumer Protection, Kyiv, Ukraine.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on September 8, 2017, with two outbreaks reported in Donetsk and Nikolayev. Four fatal cases were identified in swine, resulting in 31 others becoming susceptible, which were all killed and disposed of. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures included movement control inside the country, surveillance within containment and protection zones, traceability, quarantine, official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste, control of wildlife reservoirs, zoning, disinfection, disinfestation, and ante and post-mortem inspections. Vaccination is permitted but 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 April 8 from Dr. Zhang Zhongqui, Director General, China Animal Disease Control Centre, Veterinary Bureau, Ministry of Agriculture, Beijing, People's Republic of China.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on April 3, with four outbreaks reported in Tibet and Xinjiang. 302 cases were identified in swine, resulting in 6,091 becoming susceptible, 94 dying and all remaining 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, disinfection, and disinfestation. Vaccination is permitted and no treatment was given to affected animals.

4.       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 April 8 from Dr. Wen-Jane Tu, Chief Veterinary Officer, Deputy Director General, Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine, Council of Agriculture, Executive Yuan, Taipei, Chinese Taipei.

The outbreak event was reported to have started January 11, 2015, with seven outbreaks reported in Taipei city and Yunlin county. The number of cases identified is not calculated because of missing information. 42,463 birds became susceptible, 546 died and all remaining being killed and disposed of. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

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

5.       Reoccurrence of Newcastle disease virus detected in Cambodia

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

The information was received by the OIE on April 9 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 April 3, with one outbreak reported in Kg. Cham. 23 fatal cases were identified in birds, resulting in 34 others becoming susceptible, which were all slaughtered. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

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


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