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May 22, 2017
 
Reoccurrences of livestock viral diseases reported across Europe (Global Animal Disease Update) (May 19, 2017)
 
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Reoccurrences of livestock viral diseases were reported across Europe this week. The following report contains an overview of the disease situations.

ASIA

1.  Reoccurrence of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus detected in Vietnam

Reoccurrence of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus, serotype H5N1, was detected in Vietnam, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) reports.

The information was received by the OIE on May 15 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 May 15, with three outbreaks found in Dak Lak and Dak Nong. 1,200 cases were identified in birds, resulting in 4,007 becoming susceptible, resulting in 550 birds dying and all remaining were destroyed. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures, among others, included vaccination in response to the outbreaks and disinfection. No treatment was given to affected animals.

EUROPE

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 16 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, UKR Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food, Kiev, Ukraine.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on October 22, 2015, with two outbreaks reported in Cherkassy and Poltava. 274 fatal cases were identified in swine, resulting in 1,399 becoming susceptible which all were destroyed. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures included movement control inside the country, surveillance within and outside containment and protection zones, traceability, quarantine, official destruction of animal products, official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste, control of wildlife reservoirs, zoning, disinfection, and ante- and post-mortem inspections. Vaccination is permitted but no treatment was given to affected animals.

3.  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 17 from Dr. Evgeny Nepoklonov, Vice-minister, Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Agriculture, Moscow, Russia.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on December 2, 2016 with six outbreaks found in the western part of the country. 1,071 fatalities were reported in birds, resulting in 1,142 becoming susceptible, of which 71 were destroyed. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

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

4.  Reoccurrence of bluetongue virus detected in France

Reoccurrence of bluetongue virus, serotype 8, was detected in France, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on May 18 from Dr. Loic Evain, Directeur Général adjoint, CVO, Direction générale de l'alimentation, Ministère de l'Agriculture, de l'Agroalimentaire et de la Forêt, Paris, France.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on August 21, 2015 with 19 outbreaks found in the southern part of the country. 19 cases were identified in cattle, resulting in 1,888 becoming susceptible. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures, among others, included movement control inside the country, disinfection, screening, surveillance within containment and/or protection zones, zoning, control of vectors and vaccination in response to the outbreaks. No treatment was given to affected animals.
 


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