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June 12, 2017
 
Reoccurrences of H5N8 reported in Europe and Asia (Global Animal Disease Update) (Jun 9, 2017)
 
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Reoccurrences of H5N8 were reported in Europe and Asia this week. The following report contains an overview of the disease situations.

EUROPE

1.  Reoccurrence of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus detected in United Kingdom

Reoccurrence of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus, serotype H5N8, was detected in the United Kingdom, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) reports.

The information was received by the OIE on June 5 from Dr. Nigel Gibbens, Chief Veterinary Officer, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, London, United Kingdom.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on May 4, with one outbreak reported in South Norfolk. 35 cases were identified in birds, resulting in 35 becoming susceptible. 25 died and all remaining birds were destroyed.  The source of the outbreaks was contact with wild species.

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

2.  Reoccurrence of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus detected in Bulgaria

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

The information was received by the OIE on June 5 from Dr. Damyan Iliev, Chief Veterinary Officer & Deputy Executive Director, Bulgarian Food Safety Agency, Ministry of Agriculture and Food, Sofia, Bulgaria.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on December 19, 2016, with four outbreaks reported in Vidin and Montana. 58 fatal cases were identified in birds, resulting in 241 others becoming susceptible which were all destroyed. The source of the outbreaks was contact with wild species.

Control measures, included movement control inside the country, screening, official destruction of animal products, official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste, and surveillance within containment and protection zones. Vaccination is prohibited and 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 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 December 6, 2016, with one outbreak reported in Respublika Tatarstan. 13 fatal cases were identified in birds, resulting in 51 becoming susceptible which were all destroyed. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

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

ASIA

4.  Reoccurrence of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus detected in Republic of Korea

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

The information was received by the OIE on June 6 from Dr. Oh Soon-Min, Director - Chief Veterinary Officer, General Animal Health Division, Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (MAFRA), Sejong-si, the Republic of Korea.

The outbreak was reported to have started on February 6 with five outbreaks reported in Jeju-do, Jeollabuk-do, Gyeonggi-do and Busan Metropolitan city. Three fatalities were identified in birds, resulting in 23,304 others being killed and disposed of.  The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures, included movement control inside the country, surveillance outside and 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 process/es to inactivate the pathogenic agent in products and by-products. Vaccination is prohibited and 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 7 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 was reported to have started on January 11, 2015 with three outbreaks reported in Yunlin county. 5,885 fatalities were identified in birds, resulting in 22,507 others being killed and disposed of.  The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures, included movement control inside the country, screening, quarantine and zoning. Vaccination is prohibited and no treatment was given to affected animals.
 


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