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June 8, 2018

A new strain of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus detected in China (Global Animal Disease Update)(May 28 - Jun 8, 2018)
 
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A new strain of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus detected in China in the past fortnight. 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 OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on May 30 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 September 4, 2015, with one outbreak reported in Rovno. One fatal case was identified in swine, resulting in six others becoming susceptible which were all destroyed. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

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

2.  Reoccurrence of sheep pox and goat pox detected in Russia

Reoccurrence of sheep pox and goat pox was detected in Russia, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on June 7 from Dr. Evgeny Nepoklonov, Vice-minister, Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Agriculture, Moscow, Russia.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on May 31, with one outbreak reported in Kalmykiya. Four cases were identified in sheep, resulting in 1,630 becoming susceptible. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures included movement control inside the country, vaccination in response to the outbreak, surveillance within and outside containment and protection zone, screening, quarantine, official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste, and disinfection. No treatment was given to affected animals.

3.  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 June 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 four outbreaks reported in Podlaskie and Lubelskie. 47 cases were identified in swine, resulting in 6,216 becoming susceptible and 16 dying. 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

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 28 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 three outbreaks reported in Taipei City, Yunlin County and Tainan City. 1,637 fatal cases were identified in birds, resulting in 17,230 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.

5.  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 June 4 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 two outbreaks reported in Changhua county and Yunlin county. 321 fatal cases were identified in birds, resulting in 15,600 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.

6.  Reoccurrence of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus detected in Saudi Arabia

Reoccurrence of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus, serotype H5N8, was detected in Saudi Arabia, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on June 5 from Dr. Ali Al Doweriej, Director General of Veterinary Health and Monitoring Department, Veterinary Health and Monitoring Department, Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on December 20, 2017, with three outbreaks reported in Ar Riyad. 90,900 cases were identified in birds, resulting in 582,240 becoming susceptible, 2,100 dying and all remaining were destroyed. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

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

7.  A new strain of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus detected in People's Republic of China

A new strain of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus, serotype H7N9, was detected in People's Republic of China, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on June 6 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 May 30, with one outbreak reported in Liaoning. 11,000 cases were identified in birds, resulting in 17,000 becoming susceptible, 9,000 dying and all remaining were destroyed. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures included movement control inside the country, 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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