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August 28, 2017
 
Outbreaks of ASF reported in Poland and Russia (Global Animal Disease Update) (Aug 2, 2017)
 
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Outbreaks of African swine fever were reported in Poland and Russia this week. The following report provides an overview of the disease situation.

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1.  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 21 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 four outbreaks reported in Podlaskie and Lubelskie. Six fatal cases were identified in wild boar. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures, included movement control inside the country, screening, control of wildlife reservoirs and control of vectors. Vaccination is permitted but no treatment was given to affected animals.

2.  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 22 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 six outbreaks reported in Podlaskie and Lubelskie. 31 cases were identified in swine, resulting in 508 becoming susceptible, 15 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 but no treatment was given to affected animals.

3.  First occurrence of African swine fever virus detected in Russia

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

The information was received by the OIE on August 25 from Dr. Evgeny Nepoklonov, Vice-minister, Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Agriculture, Moscow, Russia.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on January 14, 2014, with nine outbreaks reported in the western part of the country. 96 fatalities were reported in swine, resulting in 16,704 becoming susceptible and 128 being killed and disposed of. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

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


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