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August 29, 2016
 
First occurrences of ASF reported in Russia (Global Animal Disease Update) (Aug 15-26, 2016)
 
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First occurrences of African swine fever were reported in Russia this week. The following report contains an overview of the disease situation.

EUROPE

1.   Reoccurrence of bacillus anthracis detected in France

Reoccurrence of bacillus anthracis was detected in France, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) reports.

The information was received by the OIE on August 18 from Dr. Loic Evain, Directeur Général adjoint, CVO, Direction générale de l'alimentation, Ministère de l'Agriculture, de l'Agroalimentaire et de la Forêt, Paris, France.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on June 22, with two outbreaks reported in the department of Moselle in the eastern part of France. Three fatal cases were identified in cattle, resulting in 481 became susceptible. The source of the outbreaks was contact with infected animals at grazing/watering points, and fomites (humans, vehicles, feed, etc.).

Control measures, among others, included movement control inside the country, disinfection and traceability. No treatment was given to the affected animals. Vaccination is to be applied.

2.   Reoccurrence of bluetongue virus detected in France                                         

Reoccurrence of bluetongue virus, serotype 8, was detected in France, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on August 18 from Dr. Loic Evain, Directeur Général adjoint, CVO, Direction générale de l'alimentation, Ministère de l'Agriculture, de l'Agroalimentaire et de la Forêt, Paris, France.

Two outbreaks were reported to have started on August 12 in the departments of Saône-et-Loire and Haute-Loire of France. Two cases were identified in cattle, resulting in 167 becoming susceptible. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures, among others, included movement control inside the country, screening, vaccination, disinfection, traceability, surveillance outside of containment/protection zones, and control of vectors. No treatment was given to the 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 19 from Dr. Evgeny Nepoklonov, Deputy Head, Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance, Ministry of Agriculture, Moscow, Russia.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on January 14, 2014 with 15 outbreaks reported in the western part of Russia. 41 cases were identified in swine, resulting in 36 deaths and 1,943 becoming susceptible, with 99 destroyed. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

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

4.   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. Krzysztof Jazdzewski, Deputy Chief Veterinary Officer, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, General Veterinary Inspectorate, Varsovie, Poland.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on May 22, 2014 with two outbreaks reported in Mazowieckie and Podlaskie. Three fatal cases were identified in swine, resulting in 38 swine becoming susceptible, which were all destroyed. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures included movement control inside the country, screening, disinfection, 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 the affected animals.

5.   Reoccurrence of bacillus anthracis detected in France

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

The information was received by the OIE on August 24 from Dr. Loic Evain, Directeur Général adjoint, CVO, Direction générale de l'alimentation, Ministère de l'Agriculture, de l'Agroalimentaire et de la Forêt, Paris, France.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on June 22, with an outbreak reported in Moselle. One fatal case was identified in cattle, resulting in 262 became susceptible. The source of the outbreak was contact with infected animals at grazing/watering points, and fomites (humans, vehicles, feed, etc.).

Control measures, among others, included movement control inside the country, disinfection and traceability. No treatment was given to the affected animals. Vaccination is to be applied.
6.   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 23 from Dr. Oleksandr Verzhykhovskiy, Deputy Head, State Veterinary and Phytosanitary Service of Ukraine, Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food, Kiev, Ukraine.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on May 23 with outbreaks reported in Sumy. 25 fatal cases were identified in swine, resulting in 6,460 swine becoming susceptible. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

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

7.   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 23 from Dr. Oleksandr Verzhykhovskiy, Deputy Head, State Veterinary and Phytosanitary Service of Ukraine, Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food, Kiev, Ukraine.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on October 21, 2015 with outbreaks reported in Poltava. Two cases were identified in swine, resulting in one swine dying and four swine becoming susceptible, with three swine destroyed. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

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

8.   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 26 from Dr. Evgeny Nepoklonov, Deputy Head, Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance, Ministry of Agriculture, Moscow, Russia.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on January 14, 2014 with eight outbreaks reported in the western part of Russia. 40 fatal cases were identified in swine, resulting in 17,894 becoming susceptible, with 98 destroyed. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

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


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