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April 24, 2017
 
Reoccurrence of poultry and ruminant viral diseases detected in Asia and Europe (Global Animal Disease Update) (Apr 21, 2017)
 
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Reoccurrence of poultry and ruminant viral diseases were detected in Asia and Europe this week. The following report provides an overview of the disease situation.

ASIA

1.  Reoccurrence of sheep pox and goat pox detected in Israel

Reoccurrence of sheep pox and goat pox was detected in Israel, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) reports.

The information was received by the OIE on April 18 from Dr. Nadav Galon, Director, Veterinary Services and Animal Health, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Bet Dagan, Israel.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on February 22, with one outbreak reported in Hazafon. Three cases were identified in sheep, resulting in 60 sheep becoming susceptible. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

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

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

Reoccurrence of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus, serotype H5N1, was detected in Vietnam, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on April 19 from Dr. Dong Pham Van, Director General, Chief Veterinary Officer, Department of Animal Health, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Hanoï, Vietnam.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on February 14, with one case found in Can Tho. 100 cases were identified in birds, resulting in 2,500 birds becoming susceptible, 75 dying and the remaining being destroyed. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures, among others, included vaccination in response to the outbreak, disinfection and surveillance within containment and protection zones. No treatment was given to affected animals.

EUROPE

3.  Reoccurrence of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus detected in Russia

Reoccurrence of highly pathogenic avian influenza, serotype H5N8, was detected in Russia, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on April 20 from Dr. Evgeny Nepoklonov, Vice-minister, Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Agriculture, Moscow, Russia.

The outbreak was reported to have started on April 13 in Markinskaya, Oktyabr'sky, Rostovskaya Oblast in the western part of the country, resulting in 8,963 fatalities and 281,821 birds becoming susceptible. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures, among others, included movement control inside the country, screening, disinfection, quarantine, official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste, and control of wildlife reservoirs. Vaccination is prohibited and no treatment was given to affected animals.

4.  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 20 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 August 21, 2015 with seven outbreaks reported in the central part of the country. 18 cases were identified in cattle, resulting in 2,407 becoming susceptible. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures included movement control inside the country, screening, disinfection, surveillance within and outside of containment and protection zones, zoning, control of vectors, and vaccination in response to the outbreaks.
 


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