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September 19, 2016
 
First occurrence of ASF reported in Ukraine (Global Animal Disease Update) (Sep 16, 2016)
 
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A first occurrence of African swine fever was reported in Ukraine this week. The following report contains an overview of the disease situation.
 
ASIA

1.   Reoccurrence of classical swine fever virus detected in Republic of Korea

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

The information was received by the OIE on September 12 from Dr. Oh Soon-Min, Director – Chief Veterinary Officer, General Animal Health Division, Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (MAFRA), Sejong-Si, Republic of Korea.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on September 4, with one outbreak reported in Gyeonggi-Do. 222 cases were identified in swine, resulting in five dying, 2,100 becoming susceptible, and 217 destroyed. 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, traceability, 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. No treatment was given to the affected animals.
 
EUROPE

2.   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 September 12 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 one outbreak reported in Moselle. One fatal case was identified in cattle, resulting in 258 cattle becoming susceptible, and one cattle destroyed. The source of the outbreaks was reported to be from contact with infected animals at grazing or watering points, and fomites (humans, vehicles, feed, etc.).

Control measures, among others, included movement control inside the country, vaccination in response to the outbreak, disinfection and traceability. No treatment was given to the affected animals.

3.   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 September 12 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 one outbreak reported in Mazowieckie. One fatal case was identified in swine, resulting in 63 becoming susceptible, and 62 destroyed. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures, among others, 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.

4.   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 September 13 from Dr. Olga Shevchenko, Head of Directorate fot International Cooperation, Directorate for International Cooperation, State Service of Ukraine on Food Safety and Consumer Protection, Kiev, Ukraine.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on August 29, with one outbreak reported in Khar'Kov. One fatal case was identified in swine, resulting in 37 becoming susceptible, and 36 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.

5.   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 September 13 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 20 outbreaks reported in Nievre, aveyron, Puy-de-dome, Haute-Loire, Saone-et-loire, Loire, Doubs and Allier. 22 cases were identified in cattle, resulting in 2,754 became susceptible. The source of the outbreaks reported to be from contact with infected animals at grazing or watering points, and fomites (humans, vehicles, feed, etc.).

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


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