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September 26, 2016
 
First occurrences of ASF reported in Russia and Lithuania (Global Animal Disease Update) (Sep 26, 2016)
 
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First occurrences of African swine fever were reported in Russia and Lithuania this week. The following report contains an overview of the disease situation.
 
ASIA

1.   Reoccurrence of sheep pox and goat pox detected in Mongolia

Reoccurrence of sheep pox and goat pox was detected in Mongolia, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) reports.

The information was received by the OIE on September 21 from Dr. Battsengel Dambadarjaa, Chief Veterinary Officer Director, Veterinary and Animal Breeding Service, Ministry for Food and Agriculture, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on February 11, 2015, with 15 outbreaks reported in Sukhbaatar, Dornod, Tuv, Dornogovi, Dundgovi and Khentii. 2,047 fatal cases were identified in sheep, resulting in 104 dying and 1,832 destroyed. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures, among others, included vaccination in response to the outbreaks, disinfection, quarantine, and zoning. No treatment was given to the affected animals.

2.   Reoccurrence of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus detected in Chinese Taipei

Reoccurrence of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus was detected in Chinese Taipei, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on September 21 from Dr. Tai-Hwa Shih, Chief Veterinary Officer, Deputy Director General, Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine Council of Agriculture Executive Yuan, Ministry of Agriculture, Taipei, Chinese Taipei.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on January 11, 2015, with one outbreak reported in Hsinchu county. 111 fatal cases were identified in birds, resulting in 508 becoming susceptible and 394 destroyed. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures, among others, included movement control inside the country, screening, disinfection, quarantine, and zoning. Vaccination is prohibited and no treatment was given to the affected animals.
 
EUROPE

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

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

The information was received by the OIE on September 19 from Dr. Jonas Milius, Director of the State Food and Veterinary Service, Siesiku g. 19, State Food and Veterinary Service, The Republic of Lithuania, Vilnius, Lithuania.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on January 34, 2014, with two outbreaks reported in Kaunas and Utena. Three fatal cases were identified in swine and one case was identified in wild boar; two swine and one wild boar were destroyed. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures, among others, included traceability, quarantine, official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste, surveillance within containment and protection zones, and control of wildlife reservoirs. Vaccination is permitted but 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 19 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 three outbreaks reported in Pskovskaya Oblast, Voronezhskaya Oblast and Volgogradskaya Oblast. Two fatal cases were identified in wild boar and three fatal cases were identified in swine, resulting in 87 swine becoming susceptible. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures, among others, included screening, disinfection, quarantine, surveillance within and outside 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.

5.   Reoccurrence of lumpy skin disease virus detected in Russia

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

The information was received by the OIE on September 22 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 May 25, with two outbreaks reported in Karachayevo-Cherkesskaya Resp. Two cases were identified in cattle, resulting in two cattle becoming susceptible. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures, among others, included movement control inside the country, screening, disinfection, quarantine, surveillance within containment and protection zones, and control of vectors. Vaccination is permitted but no treatment was given to the affected animals.

6.   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 23 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 10 outbreaks reported across the western part of Russia. 514 cases were identified in swine, resulting in 16,398 becoming susceptible, and 465 fatalities. 96 were destroyed. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures, among others, included screening, disinfection, quarantine, surveillance within and outside 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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