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August 21, 2017
 
First occurrence of ASF detected in Ukraine (Global Animal Disease Update) (Aug 18, 2017)
 
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A first occurrence of African swine fever was detected in Ukraine this week. The following report contains an overview of the disease situation.

EUROPE

1.  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 14 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 May 11, 2016, with one outbreak reported in Khmel’nitskiy. 64 fatal cases were identified in swine, resulting in 6,614 becoming susceptible of which 1,005 were destroyed. 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 and outside containment and protection zones, control of wildlife reservoirs, and zoning. Vaccination is permitted but no treatment was given to affected animals.

2.  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 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 May 30, with one outbreak reported in Zakarpats’ka. 11 fatal cases were identified in swine. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures, included movement control inside the country, surveillance within containment and protection zones, 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 but no treatment was given to affected animals.

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3.  Reoccurrence of sheep pox and goat pox detected in Mongolia

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

The information was received by the OIE on August 15 from Dr. Battsengel Dambadarjaa, Chief Veterinary Officer, Veterinary and Animal Breeding Service, Ministry for Food and Agriculture, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on February 11, 2015, with ten outbreaks reported in Sukhbaatar, Khentii and Tuv. 1,082 cases were identified in sheep of which 960 were destroyed. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures, included vaccination in response to the outbreaks, disinfection, quarantine, selective killing and disposal, and zoning. No treatment was given to affected animals.

4.  Reoccurrence of sheep pox and goat pox detected in Israel

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

The information was received by the OIE on August 16 from Dr. Shlomo Garazi, Chief Officer for Import and Export of the Veterinary Services, Veterinary Services and Animal Health, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Bet Dagan, Israel.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on February 22, with five outbreaks reported in Hadarom, Haifa and Hamerkaz. The number of cases identified was not calculated because of missing information. 1,900 sheep became susceptible of which 16 died. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures, included movement control inside the country, vaccination in response to the outbreaks, quarantine and zoning. No treatment was given to affected animals.
 


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