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July 29, 2019
 
Two outbreak clusters of ASF reported in Vietnam (Global Animal Disease Update) (Jul 26, 2019)

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Two outbreak clusters of African swine fever (ASF) were reported in Vietnam in the past week. The following report contains an overview of the disease situation.

EUROPE

1.  Reoccurrence of African swine fever virus detected in Moldova

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

The information was received by the OIE on July 22 from Dr. Vitalie Caraus, Head of Animal Health and Welfare Department, Animal Health and Welfare Department, National Food Safety Agency of the Republic of Moldova, Chisinau, Moldova.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on July 19, with one outbreak reported in Cahul. One fatal case was identified in swine, resulting in nine 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, screening, traceability, quarantine, official destruction of animal products, official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste, control of wildlife reservoirs, zoning, disinfection, disinfestation, 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 23 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 20, with one outbreak reported in Kirovograd. One fatal case was identified in swine, resulting in 221 others becoming susceptible, which were all killed and disposed of. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures included 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 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 23 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 eight outbreaks reported in Lubelskie, Mazowieckie and Warminsko-Mazurskie. 48 cases were identified in swine, resulting in 4,070 becoming susceptible, 32 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 zone, 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.

ASIA

4.  Reoccurrence of peste des petits ruminants virus detected in Israel

Reoccurrence of peste des petits ruminants virus was detected in Israel, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on July 24 from Dr. Tamir Goshen, Acting Director, Veterinary Services and Animal Health, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Beit Dagan, Israel.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on July 24 with one outbreak reported in Yerushalayim. 100 cases were identified in goats, resulting in 300 goats and 100 sheep becoming susceptible, and 50 goats dying. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures included movement control inside the country, vaccination in response to the outbreak, surveillance within containment and protection zones, quarantine, and zoning. No treatment was given to affected animals.

5.  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 26 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 1, with a total of 194 outbreaks reported in two clusters. A total of 126,152 pigs were killed and disposed of. The source of the outbreaks was unknown. Vietnam had changed its reporting strategy and will report outbreaks clustered by first administrative division from now on.

Control measures included movement control inside the country, surveillance within and outside containment and protection zones, quarantine, and disinfection. No treatment was given to affected animals.
 


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