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May 7, 2018
 
New strain of H5N3 detected in France Global Animal Disease Update (April 16 - May 4, 2018)
 
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A new strain of H5N3 was detected in France in the past weeks. The following report contains an overview of the disease situation.

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 April 19 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 16, with one outbreak reported in Zhitomir. 10 fatal cases were identified in swine, resulting in 57 others became susceptible which all were 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.

2.       New strain of highly pathogenic avian influenza detected in France

A new strain of highly pathogenic avian influenza, serotype H5N3, was detected in France, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on April 23 from Dr. Loic Evain, Directeur Général adjoint, CVO, Direction générale de l'alimentation, Ministère de l'Agriculture et de l'Alimentation, Paris, France.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on December 10, 2015, with one outbreak reported in Lot-Et-Garonne. The number of cases identified is not calculated because of missing information. 12,240 birds became susceptible, which were all destroyed. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures included movement control inside the country, screening, traceability, surveillance within containment and protection zones, and zoning. Vaccination is prohibited and no treatment was given to affected animals.

AMERICAS

3.       Reoccurrence of highly pathogenic avian influenza 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 20 from MVZ Joaquín Braulio Delgadillo Álvarez, Director General de Salud Animal, Servicio Nacional de Sanidad, Inocuidad y Calidad Agroalimentaria (SENASICA) Secretaría de Agricultura, Ganadería, Desarrollo Rural, Pesca y Alimentación, Ministerio de Agricultura, Ganadería, Desarrollo Rural, Pesca y Alimentación, México, Mexico.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on March 3, with two outbreaks reported in Queretaro and Guanajuato. 1,598 cases were identified in birds, resulting in 1,066 becoming susceptible, which were all destroyed. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures included movement control inside the country, quarantine, 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 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 21 from Dr. Zhang Zhongqui, Director General, China Animal Disease Control Centre, Veterinary Bureau, Ministry of Agriculture, Beijing, the People's Republic of China.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on April 11, with one outbreak reported in Xinjiang. Six cases were identified in cattle, resulting in 41 becoming susceptible, which were all destroyed. The source of the outbreaks was legal movement of animals.

Control measures included movement control inside the country, screening, traceability, quarantine, official destruction of animal products, official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste, and disinfection. Vaccination is permitted but 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 virus, serotype H5N2, was detected in Chinese Taipei, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on May 1 from Dr. Tai-Hwa Shih, Chief Veterinary Officer, Deputy Director General, Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine Council of Agriculture Executive Yuan, Ministry of Agriculture, Taipei, Chinese Taipei.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on January 11, 2015, with two outbreaks reported in Pingtung county and Yunlin county. 545 fatal cases were identified in birds, resulting in 5,659 becoming susceptible, which were all destroyed. The source of the outbreaks was legal movement of animals.

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 but no treatment was given to affected animals.
 


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