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June 3, 2019
 
First occurrences of ASF detected in Vietnam and Romania Global Animal Disease Update (May 31, 2019)
 
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First occurrences of African swine fever (ASF) were detected in Vietnam and Romania in the past week. The following report contains an overview of the disease situations.
 
EUROPE

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

A first occurrence of African swine fever virus (ASF) was detected in Romania, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) reports.
 
The information was received by the OIE on May 29 from Dr. Geronimo Raducu Branescu, President Secretary of State Chief Veterinary Officer, National Sanitary Veterinary and Food Safety, Bucharest, Romania.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on July 20, 2018, with five outbreaks reported in Giurgiu, Teleorman and Ilfov. 76 cases were identified in swine, seven cases were identified in wild boar, resulting in five swine and seven wild boar 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 containment and protection zones, official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste, and disinfection. Vaccination is permitted and no treatment was given to affected animals.

AMERICAS

2.       Reoccurrence of Newcastle disease virus detected in Mexico

Reoccurrence of Newcastle disease virus was detected in Mexico, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on May 29 from Dr. Juan Gay Gutiérrez, Director General de Salud Animal, Servicio Nacional de Sanidad, Inocuidad y Calidad Agroalimentaria (SENASICA), Secretaría de Agricultura y Desarrollo Rural (SADER), Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on January 26, with one outbreak reported in Jalisco. 120 fatal cases were identified in birds, resulting in 40 others becoming susceptible, which were all killed and disposed of. The source of the outbreaks was illegal movement of animals.

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

ASIA

3.       Reoccurrence of African swine fever virus detected in China

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

The information was received by the OIE on May 28 from Dr. Zhang Zhongqui, Director General, China Animal Disease Control Centre, Veterinary Bureau, Ministry of Agriculture, Beijing, People's Republic of China.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on November 15, 2018, with one outbreak reported in Yunnan. 49 cases were identified in swine, resulting 104 becoming susceptible, 48 dying and all remaining being killed and disposed of. The source of the outbreaks was illegal movement of animals.

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

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

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

The information was received by the OIE on May 31 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 1, 2019 with five outbreaks reported across the country. 169 cases were reported in swine 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.
 


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