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August 28, 2015
 
Poultry and ruminant diseases reported in Taiwan, Slovenia and Nigeria (Global Animal Disease Update) (week ended August 28, 2015)
 
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Poultry and ruminant diseases were reported in Taiwan, Slovenia and Nigeria this week. The following report provides an overview of the overall disease situation.
 
 
ASIA

1.  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 World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) reports.

The information was received by the OIE on August 24 from Dr. Ping-Cheng Yang, President, Agriculture Technology Research Institute, Council of Agriculture, Hsinchu City, Chinese Taipei.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on January 7, with outbreaks occurring in Dacheng township, Changhua county. 11,952 cases were identified in birds, resulting in 59,500 birds becoming susceptible. All infected birds died and all other birds were destroyed. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures, among others, included movement control inside the country, screening, disinfection, quarantine and zoning. Vaccination was prohibited and no treatment was given to the affected animals.
 

EUROPE

2.  Reoccurrence of bacillus anthracis detected in Slovenia

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

The information was received by the OIE on August 26 from Mrs. Simona Salamon, Head of Audit, Administration Directorate, Ministry of Agriculture, forestry and food, Administration of the Republic of Slovenia for food safety, veterinary sector and plant protection, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on August 20, with outbreaks occurring in Bistra, Postojna. Seven cases were identified in cattle, resulting in 43 cattle becoming susceptible. All the infected cattle died. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures, among others, included disinfection, traceability, official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste, surveillance within containment and protection zones, and zoning. Vaccination and treatment (antibiotics) were given to affected animals in response to the outbreak.
 

AFRICA

3.  Reoccurrence of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus detected in Nigeria

Reoccurrence of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus, serotype H5N1, was detected in Nigeria, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on August 26 from Dr. Abdulganiyu Abubakar, Chief Veterinary Officer, Federal Department of Veterinary Services, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Abuja, Nigeria.

The outbreak was reported to have started on August 10 in Bogo, Yamatu Deba, Gombe. 370 cases were identified in poultry, resulting in 1,000 birds becoming susceptible. 350 infected birds died. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures included movement control inside the country, disinfection and quarantine. Vaccination was prohibited and no treatment was given to the affected animals.
 


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