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June 18, 2018

A first occurrence of African swine fever virus detected in Romania and Russia Global Animal Disease Update (June 15, 2018)

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A first occurrence of African swine fever virus detected in Romania and Russiathis week. The following reportcontains 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 OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on June 11 from Dr.VitalieCaraus, 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 June 8, with one outbreak reported in AneniiNoi. Six fatal cases were identified in swine, resulting in 16 others becoming susceptible which were all destroyed.The source of the outbreaks was swill feeding.

Control measures included movement control inside the country, surveillance within and outside containment and protection zone, traceability, quarantine, 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 June 15 from Dr. Pawel Niemczuk, Chief Veterinary Officer, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, POL Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Varsovie, Poland.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on March 2, with three outbreaks reported in Lubelskie. Eight cases were identified in swine, resulting in 32 becoming susceptible, four died and all remaining were destroyed.The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures included movement control inside the country, surveillance within containment and protection zone, 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 permitted but no treatment was given to affected animals.

3.       Reoccurrence of African swine fever virus detected in Romania

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

The information was received by the OIE on June 13 from Dr. Geronimo RaducuBranescu, President Secretary of State Chief Veterinary Officer, National Sanitary Veterinary and Food Safety, National Sanitary Veterinary and Food Safety Authority, Bucharest, Romania.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on January 11, with one outbreakreported in Satu Mare. One fatal case was identified in swine, resulting in three others becoming susceptible which were all 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, official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste, and disinfection. Vaccination is permitted but no treatment was given to affected animals.

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

A first eoccurrence of African swine fever virus was detected in Romania, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on June 14 from Dr. Geronimo RaducuBranescu, President Secretary of State Chief Veterinary Officer, National Sanitary Veterinary and Food Safety, National Sanitary Veterinary and Food Safety Authority, Bucharest, Romania.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on June 10, with ten outbreaks reported in Tulcea. 43 caseswere identified in swine, 11 died 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, official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste, and disinfection. Vaccination is permitted but no treatment was given to affected animals.

5.       Reoccurrence of African swine fever virus detected in Russia

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

The information was received by the OIE on June 13 from Dr.EvgenyNepoklonov, Vice-minister, Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Agriculture, Moscow, Russia.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on June 6, with one outbreakreported in Kaliningradskaya Oblast. One fatal case was identified in swine, resulting in nine becoming susceptible which were all destroyed.The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

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

6.       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 June 15 from Dr.AndriiZhuk, 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 8, 2017, with two outbreaks reported in Donetsk and Zaporozh'Ye. 14fatal case was identified in swine, resulting in 25 others becoming susceptible, which were all destroyed.The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

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

7.       First occurrence of African swine fever virus detected in Russia

A first occurrence of African swine fever virus was detected in Russia, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on June 14 from Dr.EvgenyNepoklonov, Vice-minister, Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Agriculture, Moscow, Russia.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on January 22, 2014, with two outbreaksreported in Saratovskaya Oblast. 23 cases were identified in swine, resulting in 33 becoming susceptible, four died andall 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, screening, quarantine, official destruction of animal products, official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste, control of wildlife reservoirs, disinfection, and disinfestation. Vaccination is permitted but no treatment was given to affected animals.

ASIA

8.       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 12 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 Tainan City. The number of cases identified is not calculated because of missing information.5,590 became 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.

9.       Reoccurrence of foot and mouth disease virus detected in People's Republic of China

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

The information was received by the OIE on June 15 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 15, with two outbreaks reported in Anhui and Hubei. 29 cases were identified in cattle, resulting in 99 becoming susceptible, 14 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 permitted but no treatment was given to affected animals.
 


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