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May 25, 2018

First occurrence of ASF detected in Moldova Global Animal Disease Update (May 14-25, 2018)
 
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A first occurrence of African swine fever was detected in Moldova in the past fortnight. The following report contains an overview of the disease situation.

EUROPE

1.       First occurrence of African swine fever virus detected in Moldova

A first occurrence of African swine fever virus was detected in Moldova, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) reports.

The information was received by the OIE on May 15 from Dr. Vitalie Caraus, Head of Sanitary Veterinary Surveillance Department, Sanitary and Veterinary Surveillance Division, National Food Safety Agency, National Food Safety Agency of the Republic of Moldova, Chisinau, Moldova.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on May 10, with four outbreaks reported in Taraclia, U.T.A Gagauzia. Seven cases were identified in swine, resulting in 20 becoming susceptible, six dying and all remaining being 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, traceability, official destruction of animal products, official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste, control of wildlife reservoirs, zoning, and disinfection. Vaccination is permitted but no treatment was given to affected animals.

2.       Reoccurrence of African swine fever virus detected in Poland

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

The information was received by the OIE on May 8 from Dr. Pawel Niemczuk, Chief Veterinary Officer, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Varsovie, Poland.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on March 2, with one outbreak reported in Mazowieckie. 14 cases were identified in swine, resulting in 28 becoming susceptible, two dying and all remaining being destroyed. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

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

ASIA

3.       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 17 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. 90 fatal cases were identified in birds, resulting in 2,279 others becoming susceptible which were all 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 no treatment was given to affected animals.

4.       Reoccurrence of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus detected in Nepal

Reoccurrence of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus, serotype H5N1, was detected in Nepal, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on May 18 from Dr. Bimal Kumar Nirmal, Doctor, Department of Livestock Services, Ministry of Livestock Development, Nepal.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on May 15, with one outbreak reported in Narayani. 1,500 fatal cases were identified in birds. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

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


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