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May 21, 2019
 
First occurrence of ASF detected in Vietnam (Global Animal Disease Update) Update (May 17, 2019)
 
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A first occurrence of African swine fever (ASF) was detected in Vietnam in the past week. 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 May 13 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 November 4, 2016, with one outbreak reported in Kiev. One fatal case was identified in swine. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

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

ASIA

2.  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 OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on May 13 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 14, 2015, with six outbreaks reported in Yunlin, Pingtung, Chiayi and Changhua counties. The number of cases identified was not calculated because of missing information. 79,403 birds becoming susceptible, with 323 dying and 60,000 being slaughtered. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

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

3.   First occurrence of African swine fever virus detected in Vietnam

A first occurrence of African swine fever virus was detected in Vietnam, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on May 14 from Dr. Dong Pham Van, Director General, Chief Veterinary Officer, Department of Animal Health, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Hanoi, Vietnam.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on February 18, with 2,121 outbreaks reported in the whole country. The number of cases identified was not calculated because of missing information. 1,321,059 swine became susceptible, which were all 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, quarantine, and disinfection. Vaccination is permitted and no treatment was given to affected animals.

4.  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 13 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 14, 2015, with two outbreaks reported in Kaohsiung city and Yunlin county. 1,335 cases were identified, resulting in 20,011 becoming susceptible, 1,026 dying and all remaining being destroyed. 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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