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May 29, 2017
 
Reoccurrences of cattle viral diseases reported in Europe and Asia (Global Animal Disease Update) (May 26, 2017)
 
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Reoccurrences of cattle viral diseases were reported in Europe and Asia this week. The following report provides an overview of the disease situations.

EUROPE

1.  Reoccurrence of lumpy skin disease virus detected in Macedonia

Reoccurrence of lumpy skin disease virus was detected in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) reports.

The information was received by the OIE on May 23 from Msc Zoran Popovski, Director, Food and Veterinary Agency, Food and Veterinary Agency, Skopje, Former Yug. Rep. of Macedonia.

The outbreak was reported to have started on January 4, 2017. Two cattle which were infected were killed and disposed of, and 34 cattle became susceptible. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures, included movement control inside the country, traceability, official destruction of animal products, official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste, disinfection, disinfestation, and control of vectors. Vaccination is permitted and no treatment was given to affected animals.

2.  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 24 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 was reported to have started on August 21, 2015, with 12 outbreaks reported across the country. 78 cases were identified in cattle, resulting in 2,987 becoming susceptible. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

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

ASIA

3.  Reoccurrence of foot and mouth disease virus detected in China

Reoccurrence of foot and mouth disease virus, serotype A, was detected in the People's Republic of China, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on May 24 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 24 with two outbreaks reported in Xinjiang. 32 fatalities were reported in cattle, resulting in 1,310 becoming susceptible which all were destroyed. The source of the outbreaks was reported to be the introduction of new live animals.

Control measures, among others, included movement control inside the country, vaccination in response to the outbreaks, surveillance within containment and/or protection zones, quarantine, official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste, and disinfection. No treatment was given to affected animals.
 


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