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September 30, 2019
 
New strain of H5N5 reported in Chinese Taipei: OIE (Global Animal Disease Update) (Sep 27, 2019)
 
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A new strain of H5N5 was reported in Chinese Taipei in the past week. The following report contains an overview of the disease situation.

EUROPE

1.  Reoccurrence of African swine fever virus detected in Russia

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

The information was received by the OIE on September 23 from Dr. Nikolay Vlasov, Deputy Head, Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance, Ministry of Agriculture, Moscow, Russia.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on February 24, with 13 outbreaks reported in the country. 36 cases were identified in swine, resulting in 147 becoming susceptible, 28 dying and six 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, screening, quarantine, official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste, control of wildlife reservoirs, and disinfection. Vaccination is permitted and no treatment was given to affected animals.

2.  Reoccurrence of African swine fever virus detected in Bulgaria

Reoccurrence of African swine fever virus was detected in Bulgaria, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on September 23 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 July 3, with three outbreaks reported in Kardzali, Lovec and Burgas. The number of cases identified was not calculated because of missing information. Two cases were identified in wild boar and ten swine died. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

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

ASIA

3.  New strain of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus detected in Chinese Taipei

A new strain of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus, serotype H5N5, was detected in Chinese Taipei, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on September 23 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 September 13, with one outbreak reported in Kaohsiung city. The number of cases identified was not calculated because of missing information. 3,583 birds became 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, traceability, quarantine, zoning, and disinfection. Vaccination is prohibited and no treatment was given to affected animals.

4.  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 24 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. Seven cases were identified in swine, resulting in 4,100 becoming susceptible, two dying and all remaining were 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.

5.  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 24 from Dr. Huang Baoxu, Secretary of the Party Leadership Group, Animal Health and Epidemiology Centre, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, Qingdao, People’s Republic of China.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on February 18, with one outbreak reported in Guangxi. Two fatal cases were identified in swine, resulting in 118 others becoming susceptible, which were all killed and disposed of. The source of the outbreaks was legal movement of animals.

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 and no treatment was given to affected animals.
 


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