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July 31, 2018

Viral diseases reported in Russia and China Global Animal Disease Update (July 27, 2018)

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Viral diseases were reported in Russia and China this week. The following report provides an overview of the disease situations.
 
EUROPE

1.       Reoccurrence of bacillus anthracis detected in Russia

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

The information was received by the OIE on July 23 from Dr. Nikolay Vlasov, Deputy Head of the Rosselkhoznadzor, Ministry of Agriculture, Russia.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on July 22, with one outbreak reported in Respublika Tyva. One case was identified in cattle, resulting in 33 becoming susceptible and one being killed and disposed of. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures included movement control inside the country, vaccination in response to the outbreak, surveillance within and outside containment and protection zones, quarantine, official destruction of animal products, official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste, control of wildlife reservoirs, and disinfection. No treatment was given to affected animals.

2.       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 23 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 three outbreaks reported in Samarskaya Oblast. Six 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.

ASIA

3.       Reoccurrence of FMD detected in China

Reoccurrence of foot and mouth disease virus was detected in China, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on July 26 from Dr. Zhang Zhongqui, Director General, China Animal Disease Control Centre, Veterinary Bureau, Ministry of Agriculture, Beijing, the People's Republic of China.

The outbreak was reported to have started on July 4 in Tianhe Market, Tianhe District, Guangzhou, Guangdong. 32 cases were identified in swine, resulting in 1,244 being killed and disposed of. The source of the outbreaks was the legal movement of animals.

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


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