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September 23, 2019

After Philippines, OIE reports first occurrence of ASF in Korea (Global Animal Disease Update) (Sep 20, 2019)

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After the Philippines, a first occurrence of African swine fever (ASF) was reported in Korea in the past week. The following report contains an overview of the disease situation.

EUROPE

1.  Reoccurrence of bluetongue virus detected in Switzerland

Reoccurrence of bluetongue virus, serotype 8, was detected in Switzerland, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) reports.

The information was received by the OIE on September 16 from Hans Wyss, Chief Veterinary Officer, Schwarzenburgstrasse 161, Swiss Federal Veterinary Office, Liebefeld Berne, Switzerland.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on September 13, with one outbreak reported in Bern. One case was identified in cattle, resulting in 63 becoming susceptible. The source of the outbreaks was vectors.

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

2.  Reoccurrence of bacillus anthracis detected in Italy

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

The information was received by the OIE on September 16 from Dr. Silvio Borrello, Chief Veterinary Officer, Food Safety and Collegial Bodies for Health Protection, Ministère de la Santé, Department for Veterinary Public Health, Rome, Italy.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on September 2, with one outbreak reported in Puglia. Three fatal cases were identified in cattle, resulting in 42 becoming susceptible. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures included official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste, and disinfection. Vaccination is permitted and no treatment was given to affected animals.

3.  First occurrence of African swine fever virus detected in Serbia

A first occurrence of African swine fever virus was detected in Serbia, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on September 16 from Dr. Emina Milakara, DVM, Veterinary Services, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management, Belgrade, Serbia.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on August 9, with one outbreak reported in Srbija. Three cases were identified in swine, resulting in eight becoming susceptible, two dying and all remaining being killed and disposed of. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

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

ASIA

4.  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 September 16 from Dr. Wen-Jane Tu, Chief Veterinary Officer, Deputy Director General, Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine, Council of Agriculture, Executive Yuan, Taipei, Chinese Taipei.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on January 11, 2015, with six outbreaks reported in Changhua county, Taipei city, Yunlin county and Pingtung county. The number of cases identified was not calculated because of missing information. 42,744 birds became susceptible, 3,223 died and all remaining were killed and disposed of. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures included movement control inside the country, disinfection/ disinfestation, 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 no treatment was given to affected animals.

5.   First occurrence of African swine fever virus detected in Korea

A first occurrence of African swine fever virus was detected in Korea, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on September 18 from Dr. Oh Soon-Min, Director General - Chief Veterinary Officer, Animal Health Policy Bureau, Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (MAFRA), Sejong-Si, Republic of Korea.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on September 17, with two outbreaks reported in Gyeonggi-Do. Six fatal cases were identified in swine, resulting in 7,176 others becoming susceptible, which were all killed and disposed of. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures included movement control inside the country, surveillance within and outside containment and protection zones, screening, traceability, quarantine, official destruction of animal products, official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste, control of wildlife reservoirs, selective killing and disposal, zoning, disinfection, and ante- and post-mortem inspections. Vaccination is permitted and no treatment was given to affected animals. Control measures included disinfestation, control of vectors and vector surveillance is to be applied.

6.  Reoccurrence of lumpy skin disease virus detected in Israel

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

The information was received by the OIE on September 17 from Dr. Tamir Goshen, Acting Director, Veterinary Services and Animal Health, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Beit Dagan, Israel.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on June 3, with seven outbreaks reported in Hazafon and Haifa. The number of cases identified was not calculated because of missing information. 764 cattle became susceptible. The source of the outbreaks was vectors.

Control measures included movement control inside the country, vaccination in response to the outbreak, quarantine, official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste, selective killing and disposal, zoning, and disinfection. No treatment was given to affected animals. Control measures included surveillance within and outside containment and protection zones, screening, and control of vectors is to be applied.

7.  First occurrence of bacillus anthracis detected in Kazakhstan

A first occurrence of bacillus anthracis was detected in Kazakhstan, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on September 18 from Dr. Tursyn Kabduldanov, Deputy Chairman, Committee for Veterinary Control and Supervision, Ministry of Agriculture, Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on September 10, with one outbreak reported in Aktyubinskaya. One fatal case was identified in cattle, resulting in 490 others becoming susceptible. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures included movement control inside the country, vaccination in response to the outbreak, quarantine, zoning, disinfection, and ante- and post-mortem inspections. No treatment was given to affected animals.
 


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