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May 6, 2019

Reoccurrences of viral diseases reported in various species in three continents Global Animal Disease Update (May 3, 2019)
 
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Reoccurrences of viral diseases were reported in various species in three continents in the past week. The following report contains an overview of the disease situations.

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 May 2 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 April 27, with one outbreak reported in Ternopl'. Two fatal cases were identified in swine, resulting in 256 others becoming susceptible, which were all killed and disposed of. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures included surveillance within containment and protection zones, traceability, quarantine, official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste, zoning, disinfection, disinfestation, and ante- and post-mortem inspections. Vaccination is permitted and no treatment was given to affected animals.
 
 
2.       Reoccurrence of bluetongue virus detected in Greece

Reoccurrence of bluetongue virus, serotype 16, was detected in Greece, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on May 2 from Chrysoula Dile, Head, Animal Health Directorate, Ministry of Rural Development and Food, Athens, Greece.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on September 25, 2017, with two outbreaks reported in Notio Aigaio and Voreio Aigaio. One case was identified in cattle, one case was identified in sheep, resulting in 226 cattle, 97 goats and 202 sheep becoming susceptible. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures included movement control inside the country, surveillance within containment and protection zones, and control of vectors. Vaccination is permitted and no treatment was given to affected animals.

AMERICAS

3.       Reoccurrence of classical swine fever virus detected in Brazil

Reoccurrence of classical swine fever virus was detected in Brazil, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on April 29 from Dr. Geraldo Marcos De Moraes, Director, Departamento de Salud Animal e Insumos Pecuarios, Ministerio de Agricultura,Ganadería y Abastecimiento, Brasilia , Brazil.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on October 6, 2018, with 17 outbreaks reported in Ceara and Piaui. 263 cases were identified in swine, resulting in 1,395 becoming susceptible, 190 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, traceability, official destruction of animal products, official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste, zoning, and disinfection. Vaccination is prohibited and no treatment was given to affected animals.

ASIA

4.       Reoccurrence of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus detected in Nepal

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

The information was received by the OIE on April 29 from Dr. Bimal Kumar Nirmal, Director General, Department of Livestock Services, Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development, Nepal.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on March 6, with one outbreak reported in Bagmati. 190 fatal cases were identified in birds, resulting in 310 others becoming susceptible. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

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

5.       Reoccurrence of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus detected in Chinese Taipei

Reoccurrence of highly pathogenic avian influenza, serotype H5N2, was detected in Chinese Taipei, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on April 30 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 on January 11, 2015, with two outbreaks reported in Yunlin county and Changhua county. 4,050 fatal cases were identified in birds, resulting in 28,242 others becoming susceptible. 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 waste. Vaccination is prohibited and no treatment was given to affected animals.
 


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