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September 5, 2016
 
First occurrences of ASF reported in Ukraine and Russia (Global Animal Disease Update) (Sep 5, 2016)
 
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First occurrences of African swine fever were reported in Ukraine and Russia this week. The following report contains an overview of the disease situation.
 
EUROPE

1.  Reoccurrence of bluetongue virus detected in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Reoccurrence of bluetongue virus was detected in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) reports.

The information was received by the OIE on August 29 from Dr. Ljubomir Kalaba, Director, Veterinary Office, Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Relations, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on August 19, with four outbreaks reported in Nevesinje, Foca and Gorazde. 28 cases were identified in sheep and seven cases were identified in cattle, resulting in 420 sheep and seven cattle became susceptible. The source of the outbreaks was vectors.

Control measures, among others, included disinfection and quarantine. Vaccination is prohibited and no treatment was given to the affected animals.

2.  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 30 from Dr. Oleksandr Verzhykhovskiy, Deputy Head, State Veterinary and Phytosanitary Service of Ukraine, Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food, Kiev, Ukraine.

Five outbreaks were reported to have started on August 25 in Vinnitsa and Volyn. 127 fatal cases were identified in swine, resulting in 807 becoming susceptible, with three destroyed. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures, among others, 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.

3.  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 30 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 August 21, 2015, with five outbreaks reported in Allier, Saone-et-loire and Puy-de-dome. Five cases were identified in cattle, resulting in 877 became susceptible. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

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

4.  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 September 2 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. 235 cases were identified in swine, resulting in 144 deaths, 31,441 becoming susceptible, and 342 were destroyed. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures, among others, 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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