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July 8, 2019

ASF outbreaks continue in Eastern Europe and Southeast Asia (Global Animal Disease Update) (Jul 5, 2019)
 
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African swine fever (ASF) outbreaks continued in Eastern Europe and Southeast Asia in the past week. 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 (ASF) was detected in Poland, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) reports.

The information was received by the OIE on July 1 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 January 2, with three outbreaks reported in Warminsko-Mazurskie. Ten cases were identified in swine, resulting in 422 becoming susceptible, eight dying and all remaining 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 and no treatment was given to affected animals.

2.  Reoccurrence of African swine fever virus detected in Ukraine

Reoccurrence of African swine fever virus (ASF) was detected in Ukraine, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on July 2 from Dr. Andrii Zhuk, First Deputy Head, Department for Food Safety and Veterinary Medicine, State Service of Ukraine on Food Safety and Consumer Protection, Kyiv, Ukraine.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on July 1, with three outbreaks reported in Nikolayev, Zaporozh’Ye and Donetsk. Seven fatal cases were identified in swine, resulting in 369 becoming susceptible which were all killed and disposed of. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures included surveillance within containment and protection zones, traceability, quarantine, official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste, zoning, disinfection, disinfestation, and ante- and post-mortem inspections. Vaccination is permitted and no treatment was given to affected animals.

3.  Reoccurrence of African swine fever virus detected in Bulgaria

Reoccurrence of African swine fever virus (ASF) was detected in Bulgaria, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on July 3 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 July 3, with one outbreak reported in Pleven. Two fatal cases were identified in swine, resulting in 14 becoming susceptible, one dying and all remaining being killed and disposed of. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures included movement control inside the country, surveillance within and outside containment and protection zones, screening, traceability, and zoning. Vaccination is permitted and no treatment was given to affected animals. Official destruction of animal products, official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste, control of wildlife reservoirs, disinfection, and control of vectors are to be applied.

ASIA

4.  Reoccurrence of African swine fever virus detected in Cambodia

Reoccurrence of African swine fever virus (ASF) was detected in Cambodia, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on July 3 from Phannara Tan, Director General, General Directorate of Animal Health and Production, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on June 26 with one outbreak reported in Kg. Cham. 14 cases were identified in swine, resulting in 586 becoming susceptible and six dying. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

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

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

Reoccurrence of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus, serotype H5N6, was detected in Vietnam, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on July 3 from Dr. Dong Pham Van, Director General, Chief Veterinary Officer, Department of Animal Health, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Hanoi, Vietnam.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on June 25 with one outbreak reported in Thai Binh. 1,000 cases were identified in birds, resulting in 35 dying and all remaining were killed and disposed of. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures included surveillance outside containment and protection zones, and disinfection. Vaccination is permitted and no treatment was given to affected animals.

6.  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 July 4 from Dr. Wen-Jane Tu, Chief Veterinary Officer, Deputy Director General, Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine, Council of Agriculture, Executive Yuan, Taipei, Chinese Taipei.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on January 11, 2015, with five outbreaks reported in Yunlin county and Changhua county. 2,629 fatal cases were identified in birds, resulting in 72,573 becoming susceptible, which were all killed and disposed of. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures included movement control inside the country, disinfection/ disinfestation, 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.

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

A first occurrence of African swine fever virus (ASF) was detected in Vietnam, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on July 4 from Dr. Dong Pham Van, Director General, Chief Veterinary Officer, Department of Animal Health, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Hanoi, Vietnam.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on February 1 with one outbreak reported in Ben Tre. The number of cases identified was not calculated because of missing information. 21 swine became susceptible which were all killed and disposed of. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

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


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