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August 19, 2019

First case of African swine fever confirmed in Romania, reoccurrences in Moldova and Ukraine  (August 16, 2019)
 
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Romania is now one of latest countries to confirm its first case of African swine fever. Meanwhile, Ukraine and Moldova have confirmed reoccurrences of the disease within their territories. The following report contains an overview of the disease situations.
 
EUROPE

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

The 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 August 14 from Dr. Geronimo Raducu Branescu, President Secretary of State Chief Veterinary Officer, National Sanitary Veterinary and Food Safety, National Sanitary Veterinary and Food Safety Authority, Bucharest, Romania.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on June 10, 2018, with 133 outbreaks reported in the whole country. 15,841 cases were identified in swine, five cases were identified in wild boar, resulting in 366 swine and five wild boars dying and all remaining being killed and disposed of. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures included surveillance within and outside containment and protection zones, official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste, zoning, and disinfection. Vaccination is permitted and no treatment was given to affected animals.

2.       Reoccurrence of African swine fever virus detected in Moldova

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

The information was received by the OIE on August 13 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 two outbreaks reported in Cimislia and Cahul. 15 fatal cases were identified in swine, resulting in 58 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 and waste, official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste, control of wildlife reservoirs, zoning, disinfection, disinfestation, control of vectors, and ante- and post-mortem inspections. Vaccination is permitted and no treatment was given to affected animals.

3.       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 14 from Dr. Andrii Zhuk, First Deputy Head, Department for Food Safety and Veterinary Medicine, State Service of Ukraine on Food Safety and Consumer Protection, Kyiv, Ukraine.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on July 23, with two outbreaks reported in Dnepropetrovsk. Seven cases were identified in swine, resulting in six dying and the remaining being killed and disposed of. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures included surveillance within containment and protection zones, traceability, quarantine, official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste, control of wildlife reservoirs, zoning, disinfection, disinfestation, and ante and post-mortem inspections. Vaccination is permitted and no treatment was given to affected animals.

4.       Reoccurrence of sheep pox and goat pox virus detected in Russia

Reoccurrence of sheep pox and goat pox virus was detected in Russia, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on August 14 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 11, with one outbreak reported in Moskovaskaya Oblast. Ten cases were identified in sheep. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

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

5.       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 14 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 three outbreaks reported in Novosibirskaya Oblast and Omskaya Oblast. Eight cases were identified in cattle, resulting in 1,227 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 or by-products. Vaccination is permitted and no treatment was given to affected animals.

ASIA

6.       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 12 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 Taipei city and Yunlin county. 278 cases were identified in birds, resulting in 6,708 becoming susceptible, 275 dying and all remaining being 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.

7.       Reoccurrence of foot and mouth disease virus detected in China

Reoccurrence of foot and mouth disease virus, serotype O, was detected in China, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on August 13 from Dr. Zhang Zhongqui, Director General, China Animal Disease Control Centre, Veterinary Bureau, Ministry of Agriculture, Beijing, People's Republic of China.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on August 22, 2018, with one outbreak reported in Xinjiang. Two cases were identified in cattle, resulting in 67 becoming susceptible, which were all killed and disposed of. The source of the outbreaks was legal movement of animals.

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, zoning, and disinfection. Vaccination is prohibited and no treatment was given to affected animals.

8.       First occurrence of African swine fever virus detected in Myanmar

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

The information was received by the OIE on August 14 from Dr. Ye Tun Win, Chief Veterinary Officer Director General, Livestock Breeding and Veterinary Department, Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries, Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on August 9, with one outbreak reported in Shan State. 15 cases were identified in swine, resulting in 65 becoming susceptible, 12 dying and all remaining being killed and disposed of. The source of the outbreak was introduction of new live animals, illegal movement of animals, swill feeding and fomites.

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

9.       First occurrence of African swine fever virus detected in Laos

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

The information was received by the OIE on August 16 from Dr. Vilayphone Vorraphim, Director General, Department of Livestock and Fisheries, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Vientiane, Laos.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on July 7, with four outbreaks reported in Huaphanh province in northern Laos. 333 fatalities were reported in swine, resulting in 792 being killed and disposed of. The source of the outbreak was unknown.

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

 


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