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July 3, 2017
 
First occurrence of ASF detected in Czech Republic (Global Animal Disease Update) (Jun 30, 2017)
 
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A first occurrence of African swine fever was detected in Czech Republic this week. The following report contains an overview of the disease situation.

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1.  First occurrence of African swine fever virus detected in Czech Republic

A first occurrence of African swine fever virus was detected in Czech Republic, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) reports.

The information was received by the OIE on June 27 from Dr. Zbyněk Semerád, Director General, State Veterinary Administration, Veterinary Administration, Prague, Czech Republic.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on June 21, with one outbreak reported in Zlinsky. One fatal case was identified in wild boar.  The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

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

2.  Reoccurrence of highly pathogenic influenza A viruses detected in Belgium

Reoccurrence of highly pathogenic influenza A viruses was detected in Belgium, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) reports.

The information was received by the OIE on June 27 from Dr. Jean-François Heymans, Director, Animal Health and Safety of Products of Animal Origin, Federal Agency for the Safety of the Food Chain (FASFC), Bruxelles, Belgium.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on June 1, with two outbreaks reported in Hainaut. 57 fatal cases were identified in birds, resulting in 29 others becoming susceptible which were all destroyed.  The source of the outbreaks was introduction of new live animals.

Control measures, included surveillance outside and within containment and protection zones, traceability, official destruction of animal products, official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste, control of wildlife reservoirs, and zoning. Vaccination is prohibited and 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 27 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 24 outbreaks reported in Lubelskie, Podlaskie, Mazowieckie and Lubelskie. 26 fatal cases were identified in wild boar. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures, included movement control inside the country, screening, control of wildlife reservoirs and control of vectors. Vaccination is permitted and no treatment was given to affected animals.
 


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