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June 23, 2017
 
New strains of poultry and ruminant viral diseases reported in Europe and Asia (Global Animal Disease Update) (Jun 12-23, 2017)
 
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New strains of poultry and ruminant viral diseases were reported in Europe and Asia the past fortnight. The following report contains an overview of the disease situations.

EUROPE

1.  Reoccurrence of African swine fever virus detected in Poland

Reoccurrence of African swine fever virus was detected in Poland, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) reports.

The information was received by the OIE on June 12 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 May 22, 2014, with two outbreaks reported in Lubelskie. Two fatal cases were identified in swine, resulting in seven 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, disinfection, screening, traceability, quarantine, official destruction of animal products, official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste, surveillance within containment and protection zones, control of wildlife reservoirs, and zoning. Vaccination is permitted and no treatment was given to affected animals.

2.  Reoccurrence of lumpy skin disease virus detected in Russia

Reoccurrence of lumpy skin disease virus was detected in Russia, the OIE reports.

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

The outbreak event was reported to have started on June 9, with one outbreak reported in Saratovskaya Oblast. One case was identified in cattle, resulting in 11 others becoming susceptible and one being killed and disposed of. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures, included movement control inside the country, vaccination in response to the outbreak, screening, quarantine, official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste, zoning, disinfection, disinfestation, inactivating the pathogenic agent in products or by-products, and treatment of affected animals.

3.  New strain of bluetongue virus detected in Italy

A new strain of bluetongue virus, serotype 4, was detected in Italy, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on June 23 from Prof. Dr. Romano Marabelli, Chief Veterinary Officer, Secretary General, Ministry of Health, Rome, Italy.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on August 30, 2016 with seven outbreaks reported in the north-eastern part of the country. 323 cattle, six goats and 17 sheep were reported to have become susceptible. The source of the outbreaks was vectors.

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

ASIA

4.  New strain of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus detected in China

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

The information was received by the OIE on June 23 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 was reported to have started on June 16 in Baoqing, Shuangyashan, Heilongjiang province. 19,500 fatalities were reported in birds, and 16,610 were killed and disposed of. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

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

5.  Reoccurrence of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus detected in Taiwan

Reoccurrence of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus, serotype H5N2, was detected in Taiwan, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on June 23 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 7, 2015 with six outbreaks reported across the island. 6,007 fatalities were reported in birds, resulting in 57,121 becoming susceptible which were 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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