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July 15, 2019

OIE: ASF outbreaks continue in Indochina (Global Animal Disease Update) (July 12, 2019)
 
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African swine fever (ASF) outbreaks continued in Indochina in the past week. The following report contains an overview of the disease situations.

EUROPE

1.  Reoccurrence of African swine fever virus detected in Bulgaria

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

The information was received by the OIE on July 10 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 one dying and the 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, official destruction of animal products, official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste, control of wildlife reservoirs, zoning, disinfection, and control of vectors. 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 10 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 13, with one outbreak reported in Kherson. 58 fatal cases were identified in swine, resulting in 1,085 becoming susceptible. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

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

3.  Reoccurrence of African swine fever virus detected in Poland

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

The information was received by the OIE on July 10 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 five outbreaks reported in Warminsko-Mazurskie and Lubelskie. 40 cases were identified in swine, resulting in 1,831 becoming susceptible, 37 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.

AMERICAS

4.  Reoccurrence of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus detected in Mexico

Reoccurrence of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus, serotype H7N3, was detected in Mexico, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on July 9 from Dr. Juan Gay Gutiérrez, Director General de Salud Animal, Servicio Nacional de Sanidad, Inocuidad y Calidad Agroalimentaria (SENASICA), Secretaría de Agricultura y Desarrollo Rural (SADER), Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on March 10 with three outbreaks reported in Hidalgo, Jalisco and Guanajuato. 1,040 cases were identified in birds, resulting in 1,260 becoming susceptible, 1,035 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, quarantine, official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste, disinfection, slaughter, and ante and post-mortem inspections. Vaccination is permitted and no treatment was given to affected animals.

5.  Reoccurrence of Newcastle disease virus detected in Mexico

Reoccurrence of Newcastle diseasevirus was detected in Mexico, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on July 9 from Dr. Juan Gay Gutiérrez, Director General de Salud Animal, Servicio Nacional de Sanidad, Inocuidad y Calidad Agroalimentaria (SENASICA), Secretaría de Agricultura y Desarrollo Rural (SADER), Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on January 26 with one outbreak reported in Jalisco. Six fatal cases were identified in birds, resulting in 18 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, surveillance within and outside containment and protection zones, quarantine, official disposal of carcasses, and disinfection. Vaccination is permitted and no treatment was given to affected animals.

ASIA

6.  Reoccurrence of low pathogenic avian influenza virus detected in Chinese Taipei

Reoccurrence of low pathogenic avian influenza virus, serotype H5N2, was detected in Chinese Taipei, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on July 8 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 14, 2015, with two outbreaks reported in Yunlin county and Pingtung county. The number of cases identified was not calculated because of missing information. 44,564 birds became susceptible, with 64 dying and all remaining being slaughtered. 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.

7.  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 9 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 three outbreaks reported in Kg. Cham, Svay Rieng and Takeo. 122 fatal cases were identified in swine, resulting in 357 becoming susceptible. 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.

8.  First occurrence of African swine fever virus detected in China

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

The information was received by the OIE on July 9 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 February 18 with two outbreaks reported in Guangxi. 51 cases were identified in swine, resulting in 891 becoming susceptible, ten 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 outside containment and protection zone, screening, traceability, quarantine, official destruction of carcasses, by-products and waste, zoning, disinfection, and disinfestation. Vaccination is permitted and no treatment was given to affected animals.

9.  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 9 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 18 with one outbreak reported in Tay Ninh. The number of cases identified was not calculated because of missing information. 11 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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