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August 7, 2017
 
Outbreaks of ASF reported across Eastern Europe (Global Animal Disease Update) (Aug 4, 2017)
 
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Outbreaks of African swine fever were reported across Eastern Europe this week. The following report contains an overview of the disease situation.

EUROPE

1.  First occurrence of African swine fever virus detected in Romania

A first occurrence of African swine fever virus was detected in Romania, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) reports.

The information was received by the OIE on July 31 from Dr. Marius Grigore, Director, Head of Unit Animal Health Department General Sanitary Veterinary Directorate, National Sanitary Veterinary and Food Safety Authority, Bucharest, Romania.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on July 27, with one outbreak reported in Satu Mare. One fatal case was identified in swine, resulting in three others becoming susceptible which were all destroyed. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures, included surveillance outside containment and protection zones, traceability, official destruction of animal products, official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste, control of wildlife reservoirs, and disinfection. Vaccination is permitted but no treatment was given to affected animals.

2.  Reoccurrence of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus detected in Italy

Reoccurrence of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus, serotype H5N8, was detected in Italy, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on July 31 from Prof. Dr. Romano Marabelli, Chief Veterinary Officer, Secretary General, Ministry of Health, Rome, Italy.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on January 20, 2017, with one case reported in Lombardia. 123,463 cases were reported in birds, resulting in 2,537 birds dying. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures, included movement control inside the country, screening, traceability, and zoning. Vaccination is prohibited and no treatment was given to affected animals. Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste, stamping out and disinfection are to be applied.

3.  Reoccurrence of African swine fever virus detected in Poland

Reoccurrence of African swine fever virus was detected in Poland, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on July 31 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 May 22, 2014, with six outbreaks reported in Lubelskie and Podlaskie. 103 cases were identified in swine, resulting in 2,055 becoming susceptible, 32 dying and all remaining destroyed. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures, included movement control inside the country, disinfection, screening, traceability, quarantine, official destruction of animal products, official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste, surveillance within containment and protection zones, control of wildlife reservoirs, and zoning. Vaccination is permitted and no treatment was given to affected animals.

4.  First occurrence of African swine fever virus detected in Russia

A first occurrence of African swine fever virus was detected in Russia, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on August 1 from Dr. Evgeny Nepoklonov, Vice-minister, Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Agriculture, Moscow, Russia.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on July 12, with eight outbreaks reported in Omskaya Oblast. 18 cases were identified in swine, resulting in 55 becoming susceptible, six dying and two destroyed. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures, included movement control inside the country, surveillance within and outside containment and protection zones, screening, quarantine, official destruction of animal products, official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste, and control of wildlife reservoirs. Vaccination is permitted but no treatment was given to affected animals.

5.  Reoccurrence of African swine fever virus detected in Ukraine

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

The information was received by the OIE on August 1 from Dr. Andrii Zhuk, First Deputy Head of the State Service of Ukraine on Food Safety and Consumer production, International Cooperation of the State Service of Ukraine on Food Safety and Consumer Protection, UKR Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food, Kiev, Ukraine.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on February 4, with one outbreak reported in Vinnitsa. Two fatal cases were identified in swine, resulting in 20 others becoming susceptible which were all destroyed. 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, control of wildlife reservoirs, zoning, disinfection, and ante- and post-mortem inspections. Vaccination is permitted and no treatment was given to affected animals.

6.  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 August 1 from Dr. Evgeny Nepoklonov, Vice-minister, Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Agriculture, Moscow, Russia.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on June 9, with four outbreaks reported in Orenburgskaya Oblast and Saratovskaya Oblast. Four cases were identified in cattle, resulting in 491 others becoming susceptible. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures, included movement control inside the country, vaccination in response to the outbreaks, screening, quarantine, official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste, zoning, disinfection, disinfestation, inactivation of the pathogenic agent in products or by-products, and treatment of affected animals.

7.  Reoccurrence of African swine fever 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 August 1 from Dr. Evgeny Nepoklonov, Vice-minister, Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Agriculture, Moscow, Russia.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on January 22, 2014, with 12 outbreaks reported in Saratovskaya Oblast, Vladimirskaya Oblast, Pskovskaya Obast, Voldgogradskaya Oblast, Moskovskaya Oblast and Krasnodarskiy Kray. 49 cases were identified in swine, one case was identified in wild boar, resulting in 4,895 swine becoming susceptible, 36 swine and one wild boar dying, and 91 swine were destroyed. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures, included movement control inside the country, screening, quarantine, surveillance within and outside containment and protection zones, official destruction of animal products, official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste, and control of wildlife reservoirs. Vaccination is permitted and no treatment is given to affected animals.

ASIA

8.  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 31 from Dr. Tai-Hwa Shih, Chief Veterinary Officer, Deputy Director General, Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine Council of Agriculture Executive Yuan, Ministry of Agriculture, Taipei, Chinese Taipei.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on January 11, 2015, with one outbreak reported in Kaohsiung city. 153 fatal cases were identified in birds, resulting in 943 others becoming susceptible which were all destroyed. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures, included movement control inside the country, disinfection, screening, quarantine and zoning. Vaccination is prohibited and no treatment was given to affected animals.
 


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