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May 8, 2017
 
New strain of H5N6 detected in Korea (Global Animal Disease Update) (May 5, 2017)
 
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A new strain of H5N6 was detected in Korea this week. The following report contains an overview of the disease situation.

ASIA

1.  Reoccurrence of low pathogenic avian influenza virus detected in Chinese Taipei

Reoccurrence of low pathogenic avian influenza virus, serotype H5N2, was detected in Chinese Taipei, the World Organisation for Animal Health (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 14, 2015, with six outbreaks reported in Changhua county, Kaohsiung city, Pingtung county, Hsinchu county and Taipei city. The number of cases identified was not calculated because of missing information. 94,285 birds became susceptible, 2,600 died and all remaining were destroyed. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures included movement control inside the country, screening, disinfection, quarantine and zoning. Vaccination is prohibited and no treatment was given to affected animals.

2.  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 one outbreak reported in Yunlin county. 2,500 fatal cases were identified in birds, resulting in 8,066 birds becoming susceptible which all were destroyed. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures included movement control inside the country, screening, disinfection, quarantine and zoning. Vaccination is prohibited and no treatment was given to affected animals.

3.  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 May 2 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 15, with one outbreak found in Quang Ninh. 2,720 cases were identified in birds, resulting in 5,000 birds becoming susceptible, 2,000 dying and all remaining 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.

4.  New strain of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus detected in Korea

A new strain of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus, serotype H5N6, was detected in Korea, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on May 4 from Dr. Oh Soon-Min, Director –Chief Veterinary Officer, General Animal Health Division, Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (MAFRA), Sejong-si, Republic of Korea.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on November 16, 2016 with 273 outbreaks reported across the country. 29,911 fatalities were identified in birds, resulting in 20,190,073 others becoming susceptible which were all destroyed. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures, among others, included control of wildlife reservoirs, quarantine, movement control inside the country, screening, zoning, disinfection, surveillance within and outside containment or protection zones, official destruction of animal products, official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste, dipping/spraying for control of vectors or parasites, and traceability. Vaccination is prohibited and no treatment was given to affected animals.

EUROPE

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

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

The information was received by the OIE on May 2 from Dr. Dong Pham Van, Director General, Chief Veterinary Officer, Department of Animal Health, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Hanoï, Vietnam.

Two outbreaks were reported in Oktyabr'sky, Rostovskaya Oblast in the western part of the country. 8,223 fatalities were identified in birds, resulting in 339,098 others becoming susceptible. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures, among others, included movement control inside the country, vaccination in response to the outbreaks, 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.
 


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