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July 17, 2017
 
Ruminant viral diseases reported in Europe (Global Animal Disease Update) (Jul 7, 2017)
 
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A number of ruminant viral diseases were reported in Europe this week. The following report contains an overview of the disease situations.

EUROPE

1.  Reoccurrence of lumpy skin disease virus detected in Republic of Macedonia

Reoccurrence of lumpy skin disease virus was detected in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) reports.

The information was received by the OIE on July 10 from Msc Zoran Popovski, Director, Food and Veterinary Agency, Food and Veterinary Agency, Skopje, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on April 22, with two outbreaks reported in Kriva Palanka. Two cases were identified in cattle, resulting in 143 becoming susceptible, one dying and one being killed and disposed of. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures, included movement control inside the country, traceability, official destruction of animal products, official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste, disinfection, and disinfestation. Vaccination is permitted and no treatment was given to affected animals.

2.  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 OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on July 11 from Dr. Zbyněk Semerád, Director General, State Veterinary Administration, Veterinary Administration, Prague, Czech Republic.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on June 27, with 15 outbreaks reported in Zlinsky. 15 fatal cases were 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 zones. Vaccination is permitted and no treatment was given to affected animals.

3.  Reoccurrence of bluetongue virus detected in France

Reoccurrence of bluetongue virus, serotype 4, was detected in France, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on July 12 from Dr. Loic Evain, Directeur Général adjoint, CVO, Direction générale de l'alimentation, Ministère de l'Agriculture, de l'Agroalimentaire et de la Forêt, Paris, France.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on October 29, 2016 with 33 outbreaks reported across the island of Corsica. 28 cases were identified in cattle, resulting in 1,893 becoming susceptible. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures, included traceability, surveillance within and outside containment and protection zones, zoning and control of vectors. Vaccination is permitted but no treatment was given to affected animals.

4.  Reoccurrence of lumpy skin disease virus detected in Russia

Reoccurrence of lumpy skin disease virus was detected in Russia, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on July 13 from Dr. Evgeny Nepoklonov, Vice-minister, Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Agriculture, Moscow, Russia.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on June 5, 2017 with 11 outbreaks reported in the western part of the country. 60 cases were identified in cattle, resulting in 4,760 becoming susceptible. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures, included movement control inside the country, vaccination in response to the outbreaks, traceability, screening, quarantine, official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste, zoning, disinfection, and disinfestation.

AMERICAS

5.  Reoccurrence of foot and mouth disease virus detected in Colombia

Reoccurrence of foot and mouth disease virus, serotype O, was detected in Colombia, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on July 10 from Dr. Luis Humberto Martínez Lacouture, Gerente General, Instituto Colombiano Agropecuario (ICA), Ministerio de Agricultura y Desarrollo Rural, Bogotá, Colombia.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on June 23, with two outbreaks reported in Cundinamarca. 38 cases were identified in cattle, resulting in 83 becoming susceptible and two 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, quarantine, official destruction of animal products, official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste, and disinfection. Vaccination is permitted and no treatment was given to affected animals.
 


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