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July 2, 2018

Various viral diseases of multiple species reported in Europe and Asia Global Animal Disease Update (June 29, 2018)
 
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Various viral diseases of multiple species were reported in Europe and Asia this week. The following report contains an overview of the disease situations.

EUROPE

1.       Reoccurrence of African swine fever virus detected in Ukraine

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

The information was received by the OIE on June 25 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, Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food, Kiev, Ukraine.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on April 6, with one outbreak reported in Cherkassy. Two fatal cases were identified in swine. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

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

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

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

The information was received by the OIE on June 27 from Dr. Geronimo Raducu Branescu, 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 71 outbreaks reported in Tulcea. 333 cases were identified in swine, resulting in 874 becoming susceptible, 16 dying and all remaining destroyed. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures included movement control inside the country, surveillance within and outside containment and protection zones, official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste, and disinfection. Vaccination is permitted but 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 26 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 December 23, 2017, with ten outbreaks reported in Lubelskie and Warminsko-Mazurskie. 67 cases were identified in swine, resulting in 2,790 becoming susceptible, 55 dying and 26 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, 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.

4.       Reoccurrence of bacillus anthracis detected in Hungary

Reoccurrence of bacillus anthracis was detected in Hungary, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on June 27 from Dr. Lajos Bognár, Deputy State Secretary Chief Veterinary Officer, Food Chain Safety Department, Ministry of Agriculture, Budapest, Hungary.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on June 26, with one outbreak reported in Jasz-Nagykun-Szolnok. One fatal case was identified in cattle, resulting in 152 others becoming susceptible. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures included movement control inside the country, traceability, quarantine, official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste, and disinfection. Vaccination is permitted but no treatment was given to affected animals. Vaccination in response to the outbreak was to be applied.

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

Reoccurrence of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus, serotype H5, was detected in Russia, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on June 27 from Dr. Nikolay Vlasov, Deputy Head of the Rosselkhoznadzor, Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Agriculture, Moscow, Russia.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on June 9, with 11 outbreaks reported in Samarskaya Oblast, Saratovskaya Oblast. Penzenskaya Oblast and Orlovskaya Oblast. 130 cases were identified in birds, resulting in 2,167 becoming susceptible, 122 dying and 1,547 being destroyed. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

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

ASIA

6.       Reoccurrence of foot and mouth disease virus detected in China

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

The information was received by the OIE on June 26 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 January 8, with one outbreak reported in Guizhou. 15 cases were identified in cattle, resulting in 82 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 zones, 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.

7.       Reoccurrence of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus detected in China

Reoccurrence of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus, serotype H5N1, was detected in China, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on June 26 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 June 21, with one outbreak reported in Qinghai. 1,050 fatal cases were identified in birds, resulting in 565 others becoming susceptible, which were all 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.

8.       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 27 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 Yunlin county. 400 fatal cases were identified in birds, resulting in 6,207 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 and no treatment was given to affected animals.
 


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