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August 28, 2018

Various viral diseases reported in multiple species in Europe and Asia Global Animal Disease Update (August 24, 2018)
 
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Various viral diseases were reported in multiple species in Europe and Asia this week. The following report provides an overview of the disease situations.
 
EUROPE

1.       Reoccurrence of African swine fever virus detected in Romania

Reoccurrence 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 21 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 July 20, with three outbreaks reported in Calarasi and Ilfov. 92 cases were identified in swine, resulting in six dying and all remaining being killed and disposed of. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

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

2.       Reoccurrence of lumpy skin disease virus detected in Georgia

Reoccurrence of lumpy skin disease virus was detected in Georgia, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on August 22 from Dr. Lasha Avaliani, Head of Veterinary Department, Veterinary Department, National food Agenc, Tbilisi, Georgia.

The outbreak was reported to have started on August 1 in Samtskhe-Javakheti. One case was reported in cattle, resulting in 249 others becoming susceptible and one dying. The source of the outbreaks was vectors.

Control measures included movement country inside the country, vaccination in response to the outbreaks, surveillance within and outside containment and protection zones, traceability, quarantine, disinfection, disinfestation, control of vectors, and ante and post-mortem inspections. 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 22 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, Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food, Kiev, Ukraine.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on June 30, with three outbreaks reported in Sumy and Poltava. 25 fatal case was identified in swine, resulting in 1,117 others becoming susceptible which was killed and disposed of. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

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

4.       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 22 from Dr Nikolay Vlasov, Deputy Head of the Rosselkhoznadzor, Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Agriculture, Moscow, Russia.

Three outbreaks were reported to have started on July 11 in Samarskaya Oblast. Seven cases were reported in cattle, resulting in 40 others becoming susceptible and one dying. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

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

ASIA

5.       Reoccurrence of Newcastle disease virus detected in Israel

Reoccurrence of Newcastle disease virus was detected in Israel, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on August 20 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 was reported to have started on December 23, 2013, with eight outbreaks reported in Yerushalayim, Hazafon and Hadarom. 2,200 cases were identified in birds, resulting in 366,300 becoming susceptible, 3,000 dying and all remaining were killed. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures included movement control inside the country, screening, quarantine and zoning. Vaccination is permitted but no treatment was given to affected animals.

6.       Reoccurrence of foot and mouth disease virus detected in Israel

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

The information was received by the OIE on August 21 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 was reported to have started on April 8, with five outbreaks reported in Hazafon and Haifa. 440 cases were identified in cattle and 40 cases were identified in sheep, resulting in 1,565 cattle and 500 sheep becoming susceptible, and four cattle dying. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

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

7.       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 21 from Dr. Tai-Hwa Shih, Chief Veterinary Officer, Deputy Director General, Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine Council of Agriculture Executive Yuan, Ministry of Agriculture, Taipei, Chinese Taipei.

The outbreak was reported to have started on January 11, 2015, with one outbreak reported in Pingtung county. 1,303 fatal cases were identified in birds, resulting in 19,381 others becoming susceptible which were all were destroyed. 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 treatment was given to affected animals.
 


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