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August 13, 2019

Slovakia reports first occurrence of ASF (Global Animal Disease Update)  (Aug 9, 2019)
 
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Slovakia reports its first occurrence of African swine fever (ASF) in the past week. The following report contains an overview of the disease situation.

EUROPE

1.  Reoccurrence of African swine fever virus detected in Russia

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

The information was received by the OIE on August 5 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 August 3, with one outbreak reported in Primorskiy Kray. 16 fatal cases were identified in swine, resulting in 70 becoming susceptible. 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, and disinfection. Vaccination is permitted and no treatment was given to affected animals.

2.  First occurrence of African swine fever virus detected in Slovakia

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

The information was received by the OIE on August 5 from Dr. Jozef Bires, Director & Chief Veterinary Officer, State Veterinary and Food Administration, Ministry of Agriculture, Bratislava, Slovakia.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on July 24, with one outbreak reported in Kosice. One fatal case was identified in swine. The source of the outbreak was unknown.

Control measures included movement control inside the country, surveillance within and outside containment and protection zones, official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste, and disinfection. 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 was detected in Poland, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on August 6 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 nine outbreaks reported in Mazowieckie, Warminsko-Mazurskie and Lubelskie. 483 cases were identified in swine, resulting in 13,606 becoming susceptible, 479 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 zones, 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 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 August 6 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 four outbreaks reported in Changhua county and Yunlin county. 5,475 fatal cases were identified in birds, resulting in 45,489 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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