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July 10, 2017

Reoccurrences of ASF detected in Eastern Europe (Global Animal Disease Update) (Jul 7, 2017)

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Reoccurrences of African swine fever were reported in Eastern Europe this week. The following report contains an overview of the disease situation.

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 July 3 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, UKR Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food, Kiev, Ukraine.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on October 22, 2015, with one outbreak reported in Poltava. One fatal case was identified in swine, resulting in 54 others becoming susceptible which were all killed and disposed of.  The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures, included movement control inside the country, traceability, dipping/spraying for control of vectors or parasites, quarantine, surveillance within and outside containment and protection zones, official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste, control of wildlife reservoirs, and zoning. Vaccination is permitted and 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 July 3 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 four outbreaks reported in Lubelskie. 30 cases were identified in swine, resulting in 229 becoming susceptible, five dying and all remaining killed and disposed of. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

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.

ASIA

3.  Reoccurrence of highly pathogenic influenza virus detected in Chinese Taipei

Reoccurrence of highly pathogenic influenza virus was detected in Chinese Taipei, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on July 4 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 six outbreaks reported in Pingtung county, Tainan city and Yunlin county. 5,899 fatal cases were identified in birds, resulting in 47,186 others 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, screening, quarantine and zoning. Vaccination is prohibited and no treatment was given to affected animals.
 


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