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September 11, 2017
 
Outbreaks of bird flu reported in Asia and Africa (Global Animal Disease Update) (Aug 28 - Sep 8, 2017)
 
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Outbreaks of bird flu were reported in Asia and Africa the past fortnight. The following report contains an overview of the disease situation.

EUROPE

1.  Reoccurrence of African swine fever virus detected in Poland

Reoccurrence of African swine fever virus was detected in Poland, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) reports.

The information was received by the OIE on August 28 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 three outbreaks reported in Lubelskie. 11 cases were identified in swine, resulting in 85 becoming susceptible, three 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.

2.  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 30 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 November 4, 2016, with one outbreak reported in Kiev. Four fatalities were reported in swine. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures, included movement control inside the country, disinfection, quarantine, 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.  Reoccurrence of Brucellosis detected in Bulgaria

Reoccurrence of Brucellosis was detected in Bulgaria, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on September 4 from Dr. Damyan Iliev, Chief Veterinary Officer & Deputy Executive Director, Bulgarian Food Safety Agency, Ministry of Agriculture and Food, Sofia, Bulgaria.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on August 8, with four outbreaks reported in Sliven and Blagoevgard. Three fatalities were reported in goats, three fatalities were reported in sheep and 31 fatalities were reported in sheep/goats, resulting in 105 goats, 330 sheep and 625 sheep/goats becoming susceptible. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Vaccination is permitted but no treatment was given to affected animals.

4.  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 September 4 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 September 1, with one outbreak reported in Poltava. 48 fatalities were reported in swine, resulting in 5,173 swine becoming susceptible. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures, included movement control inside the country, surveillance within containment and protection zones, 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.

ASIA

5.  Reoccurrence of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus detected in the People's Republic of China

Reoccurrence of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus, serotype H5N6, was detected in the People's Republic of China, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on August 28 from Dr. Zhang Zhongqui, Director General, China Animal Disease Control Centre, Veterinary Bureau, Ministry of Agriculture, Beijing, the People's Republic of China.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on August 18, with one outbreak reported in Guizhou. 13,103 cases were identified in birds, resulting in 21,213 birds becoming susceptible, 9,752 dying and 8,110 birds being destroyed. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

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

6.  Reoccurrence of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus detected in Vietnam

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

The information was received by the OIE on August 28 from Dr. Dong Pham Van, Director General, Chief Veterinary Officer, Department of Animal Health, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Hanoï, Vietnam.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on August 27, with one outbreak reported in Bac Lieu. 2,600 cases were identified in birds, resulting in 3,200 birds becoming susceptible, 600 dying and all remaining destroyed. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

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

7.  Reoccurrence of foot and mouth disease virus detected in Mongolia

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

The information was received by the OIE on August 29 from Dr. Battsengel Dambadarjaa, Chief Veterinary Officer, Veterinary and Animal Breeding Service, Ministry for Food and Agriculture, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on August 29, with four outbreaks reported in Dornogovi and Dundgovi. 91 cases were identified in cattle, 84 cases were identified in goats and 127 cases were identified in sheep, which were all destroyed. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures, included movement control inside the country, vaccination in response to the outbreaks, screening, quarantine, zoning and disinfection. No treatment was given to affected animals.

AFRICA

8.  New strain of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus detected in Nigeria

A new strain of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus, serotype H5N8, was detected in the Nigeria, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on September 8 from Dr. Gideon Mbursa Mshelbwala, Director, Veterinary Services, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Abuja, Nigeria.

The outbreak was reported to have started on August 4 in the south-western part of the country. 150 fatalities were reported in birds, resulting in 100,000 becoming susceptible and 9,450 being killed and disposed of. The source of the outbreaks was unknown, but poor farm biosecurity measures were reported.

Control measures, included traceability and quarantine. Vaccination is prohibited and no treatment was given to affected animals.
 


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