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July 16, 2018

First occurrence of ASF detected in Romania Global Animal Disease Update (July 13, 2018)

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A first occurrence of African swine fever was detected in Romania this week. The following report contains an overview of the disease situation.

EUROPE

1.       Reoccurrence of low pathogenic avian influenza virus detected in France

Reoccurrence of low pathogenic avian influenza virus, serotype H7N7, was detected in France, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) reports.

The information was received by the OIE on July 9 from Dr. Loic Evain, Directeur Général adjoint, CVO, Direction générale de l'alimentation, Ministère de l'Agriculture et de l'Alimentation, Paris, France.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on June 11, with one outbreak reported in Val-D'Oise. The number of cases identified was not calculated because of missing information. 10,000 birds became susceptible. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures included surveillance within containment and protection zones, screening and disinfection. Vaccination is prohibited and 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 July 9 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 13 outbreaks reported in Bihor and Tulcea. 78 cases were identified in swine, resulting in 210 becoming susceptible, 40 dying and 38 being destroyed. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures included movement control inside the country, surveillance within 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 Ukraine

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

The information was received by the OIE on July 9 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 September 4, 2015, with one outbreak reported in Rovno. Eight fatal cases were identified in swine, resulting in 268 becoming susceptible and all remaining were destroyed. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

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

4.       Reoccurrence of African swine fever virus detected in Romania

Reoccurrence of African swine fever virus was detected in Romania, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on July 10 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 January 11, with one outbreak reported in Satu Mare. 13 cases were identified in swine, resulting in two 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, traceability, official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste, and disinfection. Vaccination is permitted but no treatment was given to affected animals.

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 July 11 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 8 outbreaks reported in Orlovskaya Oblast, Rostovskaya Oblast, Kurskaya Oblast and Nizhegorodskaya Oblast. 6,116 fatal cases were identified in birds, resulting in 616,350 becoming susceptible and 228 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.

6.       Reoccurrence of African swine fever virus detected in Ukraine

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

The information was received by the OIE on July 11 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 March 20, with one outbreak reported in Odessa. Seven fatal cases were identified in swine, resulting in 127 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, traceability, quarantine, official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste, control of wildlife reservoirs, zoning, disinfection, disinfestation, and ante and post-mortem inspections. Vaccination is permitted but no treatment was given to affected animals.

7.       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 11 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 March 2, with six outbreaks reported in Lubelskie and Mazowieckie. 41 cases were identified in swine, resulting in 2,415 becoming susceptible, 35 dying and all remaining destroyed. 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.
 


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