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August 5, 2019
 
Viral diseases of various species reported in Europe and Asia (Global Animal Disease Update) (Aug 2, 2019)
 
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Viral diseases of various species were reported in Europe and Asia in the past week. The following report contains an overview of the disease situations.

EUROPE

1.   Reoccurrence of lumpy skin disease virus detected in Russia

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

The information was received by the OIE on July 29 from Dr. Nikolay Vlasov, Deputy Head, Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance, Ministry of Agriculture, Moscow, Russia.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on July 26, with two outbreaks reported in Saratovskaya Oblast. Eight cases were identified in cattle, resulting in 120 others 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 inactivate the pathogenic agent in products and by-products. Vaccination is permitted and no treatment was given to affected animals.

2.  Reoccurrence of bacillus anthracis detected in France

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

The information was received by the OIE on July 30 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 July 25, with one outbreak reported in Moselle. Two fatal cases were identified in cattle, resulting in 76 others becoming susceptible. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

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

3.  Reoccurrence of African swine fever virus detected in Moldova

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

The information was received by the OIE on July 29 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. Nine fatal cases were identified in swine, resulting in 84 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.

ASIA

4.  Reoccurrence of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus detected in Chinese Taipei

Reoccurrence of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus, serotype H5N2, was detected in Chinese Taipei, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on July 29 from Dr. Wen-Jane Tu, Chief Veterinary Officer, Deputy Director General, Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine, Council of Agriculture, Executive Yuan, Taipei, Chinese Taipei.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on January 11, 2015, with two outbreaks reported in Changhua county and Yunlin county. 290 fatal cases were identified in birds, resulting in 24,050 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, disinfection, screening, traceability, quarantine, surveillance within and outside containment and protection zones, official destruction of animal products, and official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste. Vaccination is prohibited and no treatment was given to affected animals.
 


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