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May 14, 2018

New strain of H7N9 detected in China Global Animal Disease Update (May 11, 2018)
 
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A new strain of H7N9 was detected in China the past week. The following report contains an overview of the disease situation.

EUROPE

1.       Reoccurrence of low pathogenic avian influenza detected in Denmark

Reoccurrence of low pathogenic avian influenza, serotype H5, was detected in Denmark, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) reports.

The information was received by the OIE on May 7 from Dr. Per Starcke Henriksen, Chief Veterinary Officer, Danish Veterinary and Food Administration, Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, Glostrup, Denmark.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on May 5, with one outbreak reported in Holstebro. The number of cases identified was not calculated because of missing information. 20,900 birds became susceptible, which were all destroyed. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures included movement control inside the country, traceability, quarantine and zoning. Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste are to be applied. Vaccination is prohibited 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 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 March 20, with two outbreaks reported in Vinnitsa and Odessa. 43 fatal cases were identified in swine, resulting in 677 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.
 
ASIA

3.       New strain of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus detected in China

A new strain of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus, serotype H7N9, was detected in China, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on May 9 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 16, with one outbreak reported in Ningxia. 3,000 cases were identified in birds, resulting in 86,000 becoming susceptible, 2,210 dying and all remaining destroyed. The source of the outbreaks was legal movement of animals.

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


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