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August 14, 2017
 
First occurrences of poultry and swine viral diseases reported in Europe and Asia (Global Animal Disease Update) (Aug 11, 2017)
 
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First occurrences of poultry and swine viral diseases were reported in Europe and Asia this week. The following report contains an overview of the disease situations.

EUROPE

1.  Reoccurrence of bluetongue virus detected in France

Reoccurrence of bluetongue virus, serotype 4, was detected in France, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) reports.

The information was received by the OIE on August 7 from Dr. Loic Evain, Directeur Général adjoint, CVO, Direction générale de l'alimentation, Ministère de l'Agriculture, de l'Agroalimentaire et de la Forêt, Paris, France.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on December 1, 2016, with 12 outbreaks reported in Haute-corse and Corse-du-sud. 32 cases were identified in sheep, 15 cases were identified in cattle, resulting in 307 sheep and 501 cattle becoming susceptible, and 12 sheep died. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures, included traceability, surveillance within and outside containment and protection zones, zoning, and control of vectors. Vaccination is permitted but 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 August 7 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 two outbreaks reported in Saratovskaya Oblast. Two cases were identified in cattle, resulting in 604 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.

3.  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 August 7 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, with three cases reported in Lombardia. 94,700 fatal cases were reported in birds. 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.

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

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

The information was received by the OIE on August 7 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 October 26, 2015, with one outbreak reported in Odessa. One fatal case was identified in swine. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures, included movement control inside the country, disinfection, 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.

5.  Reoccurrence of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus detected in Russia

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

The information was received by the OIE on August 8 from Dr. Evgeny Nepoklonov, Vice-minister, Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Agriculture, Moscow, Russia.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on December 6, 2016, with one outbreak reported in Moskovskaya Oblast. 21 fatal cases were identified in birds, resulting in 43 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, official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste, surveillance within containment and protection zones, and control of wildlife reservoirs. Vaccination is prohibited but no treatment was given to affected animals.

6.  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 8 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 five outbreaks reported in Lubelskie and Podlaskie. 18 cases were identified in swine, resulting in 168 others becoming susceptible, 12 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.

ASIA

7.  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 7 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 two outbreaks reported in Changhua county. The number of cases is not calculated because of missing information. 1,498 birds became 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.

8.  First occurrence of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus detected in the Philippines

Reoccurrence of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus, serotype H5, was detected in the Philippines, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on August 11 from Dr. Enrico Garzon, Assistant Secretary for Livestock, Bureau of Animal Industry, Department of Agriculture, Quezon City, the Philippines.

The outbreak was reported to have started on July 24 in Pampanga in the northern part of the country. 36,485 fatalities were reported in birds, resulting in 190,000 becoming susceptible. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures, included movement control inside the country, disinfection, quarantine and zoning. Vaccination is permitted but no treatment was given to affected animals. Measured to be applied included surveillance within and outside of containment and protection zones, screening, traceability, official destruction of animal products, official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste, stamping out, control of wildlife reservoirs, selective killing and disposal, processes to inactivate the pathogenic agent in products or by-products, slaughter, ante- and post-mortem inspections.
 


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