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July 23, 2018
 
First occurrence of peste des petits ruminants virus detected in Bulgaria Global Animal Disease Update (July 20, 2018)
 
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A first occurrence of peste des petits ruminants virus was detected in Bulgaria this week. The following report contains an overview of the disease situation.

EUROPE

1.  Reoccurrence of bacillus anthracis detected in France

Reoccurrence of bacillus anthracis was detected in France, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) reports.

The information was received by the OIE on July 16 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 21, with five outbreaks reported in Moselle and Hautes-Alpes. 13 cases were identified in cattle, resulting in 836 becoming susceptible and 12 dying. The source of the outbreaks was fomites (humans, vehicles, feed, etc.).

Control measures included movement control inside the country, vaccination in response to the outbreaks, traceability, official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste, disinfection, and treatment of affected animals with antibiotics.

2.  Reoccurrence of bacillus anthracis detected in Italy

Reoccurrence of bacillus anthracis was detected in Italy, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on July 17 from Dr Silvio Borrello, Chief Veterinary Officer, Food Safety and Collegial Bodies for Health Protection, Ministère de la Santé, Department for Veterinary Public Health, Rome, Italy.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on July 9, with one outbreak reported in Campania. One fatal case was identified in goats, resulting in 160 becoming susceptible. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.
Control measures included official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste, and disinfection. Vaccination is permitted but no treatment was given to affected animals.

3.  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 17 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 July 11, with two outbreaks reported in Samarskaya Oblast. 14 cases were identified in cattle, resulting in 28 becoming susceptible. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures included movement control inside the country, screening, quarantine, official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste, zoning, disinfection, disinfestation, and processes to inactive the pathogenic agent in products or by-products. Vaccination is permitted but no treatment was given to affected animals.

4.  Reoccurrence of classical swine fever virus detected in Russia

Reoccurrence of classical swine fever virus was detected in Russia, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on July 17 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 July 7, with one outbreak reported in Moskovskaya Oblast. Five cases were identified in swine, resulting in 11 becoming susceptible, two 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, quarantine, official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste, control of wildlife reservoirs, selective killing and disposal, and disinfection. Vaccination is permitted but no treatment was given to affected animals.

5.  First occurrence of peste des petits ruminants virus detected in Bulgaria

A first occurrence of peste des petits ruminants virus was detected in Bulgaria, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on July 17 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 June 23, with four outbreaks reported in Jambol. 15 cases were identified in sheep, resulting in 19 goats and 1,035 sheep becoming susceptible, three goats and all sheep 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, zoning, disinfection, ante and post-mortem inspections. Vaccination is prohibited and no treatment was given to affected animals.
 


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