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April 19, 2019
 
Reoccurrences of cattle and poultry diseases detected worldwide Global Animal Disease Update (April 19, 2019)

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Reoccurrences of cattle and poultry diseases were detected worldwide in the past week. The following report contains an overview of the disease situations.

EUROPE

1.       Reoccurrence of bacillus anthracis detected in Hungary

Reoccurrence of bacillus anthracis was detected in Hungary, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) reports.

The information was received by the OIE on April 16 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 April 15, with one outbreak reported in Bekes. One case was identified in cattle, resulting in four becoming susceptible, and one being slaughtered. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures included movement control inside the country, vaccination in response to the outbreak, traceability, quarantine, official destruction of animal products, official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste, disinfection, and processes to inactivate the pathogenic agent in products or by-products. No treatment was given to affected animals.

AMERICAS

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

Reoccurrence of highly pathogenic avian influenza, serotype H7N3, was detected in Mexico, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on April 17 from Dr. Juan Gay Gutiérrez, Director General de Salud Animal, Servicio Nacional de Sanidad, Inocuidad y Calidad Agroalimentaria (SENASICA), Secretaría de Agricultura y Desarrollo, Mexico DF, Mexico.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on March 10, with three outbreaks reported in Jalisco. 2,527 cases were identified in birds, resulting in 750 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 within and outside containment and protection zones, quarantine, and official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste. Vaccination is prohibited and no treatment was given to affected animals.

ASIA

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

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

The information was received by the OIE on April 16 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 August 22, 2018, with one outbreak reported in Xinjiang. 11 cases were identified in cattle, resulting in 66 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, screening, quarantine, official destruction of animal products, official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste, disinfection. 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 17 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 two outbreaks reported in Taipei city. Four cases were identified in birds, resulting in 77 becoming susceptible which were all 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.
 


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