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August 15, 2016
 
New strain of bird flu detected in France (Global Animal Disease Update) (week ended Aug 12, 2016)
 
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A new strain of bird flu was detected in France this week. The following report contains an overview of the disease situation.
 
EUROPE

1.  Reoccurrence of low pathogenic avian influenza virus detected in Denmark

Reoccurrence of low pathogenic avian influenza virus, serotype H5N2, was detected in Denmark, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) reports.

The information was received by the OIE on August 8 from Dr. Per Starcke Henriksen, Chief Veterinary Officer, Danish Veterinary and Food Administration, Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, Glostrup, Denmark.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on August 2, with an outbreak reported on a farm in Aalborg, West. The number of cases identified was not calculated because of missing information. 1,200 birds became susceptible, which were all destroyed. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures, among others, included movement control inside the country, quarantine and zoning. Vaccination is prohibited and no treatment was given to the 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 August 9 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 June 22, with three outbreaks reported in Moselle. 21 cases were identified in cattle, resulting in 19 cattle dying and 626 others becoming susceptible, and one was destroyed. The source of the outbreaks was contact with infected animals grazing or at water points. A history of anthrax cases on these pastures is known.

Control measures, among others, included movement control inside the country, disinfection and traceability. Vaccination was given in response to the outbreaks but no treatment was given to the affected animals.

3.  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 8 from Dr. Oleksandr Verzhykhovskiy, Deputy Head, State Veterinary and Phytosanitary Service of Ukraine, Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food, Kiev, Ukraine.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on October 24, 2015, with five outbreaks in Nikolayev and Odessa. 17 fatal cases were identified in swine, resulting in 12 becoming susceptible, and 75 destroyed. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

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

4.  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. Krzysztof Jazdzewski, Deputy Chief Veterinary Officer, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, General Veterinary Inspectorate, Varsovie, Poland.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on May 22, 2014, with one outbreak in Podlaskie. Two fatal cases were identified in swine, resulting in 95 becoming susceptible, which were all destroyed. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures included movement control inside the country, screening, 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 but no treatment was given to the affected animals.

5.  Reoccurrence of bacillus anthracis detected in Sweden                                     

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

The information was received by the OIE on August 9 from Dr. Ingrid Eilertz, Chief Veterinary Officer Director and Head, Swedish Board of Agriculture Department for Animal Welfare and Health, Ministry for Rural Affairs, Jönköping, Sweden.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on July 7, with one outbreak reported in Ostergotlands Lan. One case was identified in sheep, resulting in 11 sheep becoming susceptible. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures, among others, included movement control inside the country, traceability, and official disposal of carcasses, by-productions and waste. Vaccination is permitted and supportive treatment was given to the affected animals.

6.  New strain of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus detected in France

A new strain of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus, serotype H5N2, was detected in France, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on August 9 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 November 27, 2015, with one outbreak reported in Aveyron. The number of cases identified is not calculated because of missing information. 11,000 birds became susceptible, which were all destroyed. The source of the outbreaks was introduction of new live animals.

Control measures, among others, included movement control inside the country, screening, disinfection, traceability, surveillance outside and within containment and protection zones, official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste, and zoning. Vaccination is prohibited and no treatment was given to the affected animals.

ASIA

7.  Reoccurrence of bacillus anthracis detected in Kazakhstan

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

The information was received by the OIE on August 8 from Dr. Samat Tyulegenov, Director General, RSE "National Reference Center for Veterinary", Ministry of Agriculture, Astana, Kazakhstan.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on July 30, with outbreaks reported in Mangyshlak. One fatal case was identified in cattle, resulting in 4,681 cattle and 24,571 sheep/goats becoming susceptible. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures, among others, included movement control inside the country, disinfection, quarantine, surveillance within containment and protection zones, and zoning. Vaccination is permitted but no treatment was given to the affected animals.
 


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