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April 13, 2018

First occurrence of ASF detected in Russia Global Animal Disease Update (April 13, 2018)

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A first occurrence of African swine fever (ASF) was detected in Russia this week. The following report contains an overview of the disease situation.
 
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1.       First occurrence of African swine fever virus detected in Russia

A first occurrence of African swine fever virus was detected in Russia, the World Organisation of Animal Health (OIE) reports.

The information was received by the OIE on April 10 from Dr. Evgeny Nepoklonov, Vice-minister, Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Agriculture, Moscow, Russia.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on January 22, 2014, with one outbreak reported in Saratovskaya Oblast. Five fatal cases were identified in swine. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures included movement control inside the country, screening, quarantine, surveillance within and outside containment and protection zones, official destruction of animal products, 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.       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 11 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 April 6, with one outbreak reported in Cherkassy. One fatal case was identified in swine, resulting in seven others became susceptible which all were slaughtered. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures included movement control inside the country, surveillance within containment and protection zones, traceability, quarantine, zoning, disinfection, disinfestation, and ante- and post-mortem inspections. Vaccination is permitted but no treatment was given to affected animals.

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3.       Reoccurrence of foot and mouth disease virus detected in Israel

Reoccurrence of Foot and mouth disease virus, serotype O, was detected in Israel, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on April 9 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 April 8, with one outbreak reported in Hazafon. 50 cases were identified in cattle, resulting in 218 becoming susceptible. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

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


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