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May 13, 2019
 
First occurrence of bovine viral diarrhoea detected in Sri Lanka (Global Animal Disease Update) (May 10, 2019)
 
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A first occurrence of bovine viral diarrhoea was detected in Sri Lanka in the past week. The following report contains an overview of the disease situation.

EUROPE

1.    Reoccurrence of Newcastle disease virus detected in Russia

Reoccurrence of Newcastle disease virus was detected in Russia, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) reports.

The information was received by the OIE on May 6 from Dr. Nikolay Vlasov, Deputy Head, Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance, Ministry of Agriculture, Moscou, Russia.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on January 28, with one outbreak reported in Stavropol’Skiy Kray. 12 fatal cases were identified in birds, resulting in 23 others becoming susceptible. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

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

2.    Reoccurrence of African swine fever virus detected in Ukraine

Reoccurrence of African swine fever virus was detected in Ukraine, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on May 8 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 May 7, with one outbreak reported in Sumy. One fatal case was identified in swine, resulting in one other becoming susceptible, which was 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, zoning, disinfection, and ante- and post-mortem inspections. Vaccination is permitted and no treatment was given to affected animals.

3.    Reoccurrence of African swine fever virus detected in Romania

Reoccurrence of African swine fever virus was detected in Romania, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on May 8 from Dr. Geronimo Raducu Branescu, President Secretary of State Chief Veterinary Officer, National Sanitary Veterinary and Food Safety, National Sanitary Veterinary and Food Safety Authority, Bucharest, Romania.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on July 6, 2018, with two outbreaks reported in Bihor. 17 cases were identified in swine, 12 cases were identified in wild boar, resulting in one swine and 12 wild boars dying, and all remaining being killed and disposed of. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures included surveillance within containment and protection zones, official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste, and disinfection. Vaccination is permitted and no treatment was given to affected animals.

ASIA

4.    Reoccurrence of foot and mouth disease virus detected in Israel

Reoccurrence of foot and mouth disease virus was detected in Israel, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on May 9 from Dr. Tamir Goshen, Acting Director, Veterinary Services and Animal Health, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Beit Dagan, Israel.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on May 9, with one outbreak reported in Haifa. Three cases were identified in cattle, resulting in 66 others becoming susceptible. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

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

5.    First occurrence of bovine viral diarrhoea virus detected in Sri Lanka

A first occurrence of bovine viral diarrhoea virus was detected in Sri Lanka, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on May 9 from Dr. Katulandage Dharmasiri Ariyapala, Director General, Department of Animal Production & Health, Ministry of Agriculture,Rural Economic Affairs, Livestock Development, Irrigation & Fisheries, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on July 27, 2018, with 18 outbreaks reported in the whole country. 46 cases were identified in cattle, resulting in 2,256 becoming susceptible, and 41 dying. The source of the outbreaks was introduction of new live animals.

Vaccination is prohibited and no treatment was given to affected animals. Movement control inside the country, surveillance within containment and protection zones, screening, and traceability are to be applied.
 


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