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September 24, 2018

ASF outbreaks reported in Europe and Asia Global Animal Disease Update (September 21, 2018)
 
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African swine fever outbreaks were reported in Europe and Asia this week. The following report contains an overview of the disease situations.
 
EUROPE

1.       Reoccurrence of African swine fever virus detected in Romania

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

The information was received by the OIE on September 17 from Dr. Geronimo Raducu Branescu, President Secretary of State Chief Veterinary Officer, National Sanitary Veterinary and Food Safety, National Sanitary Veterinary and Food Safety Authority, Bucharest, Romania.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on September 17, with ten outbreaks reported in Dimbovita and Braila. 506 cases were identified in swine, resulting in seven dying and all remaining being killed and disposed of. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures included movement control inside the country, surveillance within containment and protection zones, official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste, and disinfection. 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 September 17 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 three outbreaks reported in Poltava, Cherkassy and Kiev. 14 cases were identified in swine, resulting in 586 becoming susceptible, 11 dying and all remaining being killed and disposed of. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures included movement country 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.

3.       Reoccurrence of sheep pox and goat pox detected in Russia

Reoccurrence of sheep pox and goat pox was detected in Russia, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on September 18 from Dr Nikolay Vlasov, Deputy Head of the Rosselkhoznadzor, Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Agriculture, Moscow, Russia.

Three outbreaks were reported to have started on September 14 in Amurskaya Oblast. 48 cases were reported in sheep, resulting in 1,100 becoming susceptible. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures included movement country inside the country, vaccination in response to the outbreaks, screening, surveillance within containment and protection zones, quarantine, official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste, disinfection. No treatment was given to affected animals.

4.       Reoccurrence of bluetongue virus detected in Switzerland

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

The information was received by the OIE on September 19 from Hans Wyss, Chief Veterinary Officer, Schwarzenburgstrasse 161, Swiss Federal Veterinary Office, Liebefeld Berne, Switzerland.

The outbreak was reported to have started on October 23, 2017 in Jura. Three cases were reported in cattle, resulting in 32 becoming susceptible. The source of the outbreaks was vectors.

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

AMERICAS

5.       Reoccurrence of low pathogenic avian influenza virus detected in United States of America

Reoccurrence of low pathogenic avian influenza virus, serotype H7N3, was detected in the United States of America, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on September 19 from Dr. John Clifford, Official Delegate, Chief Trade Advisor, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, United States Department of Agriculture, Washington, United States of America.

The outbreak was reported to have started on September 8 in California. The number of cases identified was not calculated because of missing information. 35,000 birds became susceptible. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures included quarantine, movement control inside the country, zoning, and surveillance within and outside containment and protection zones. Vaccination is permitted but no treatment was given to affected animals.

ASIA

6.       First occurrence of African swine fever virus detected in China

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

The information was received by the OIE on September 17 from Dr. Zhang Zhongqui, Director General, China Animal Disease Control Centre, Veterinary Bureau, Ministry of Agriculture, Beijing, People's Republic of China.

The outbreak was reported to have started on September 14 in Inner Mongolia. 14 cases were identified in swine, resulting in 159 becoming susceptible, eight dying and 151 being destroyed. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

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


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