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October 2, 2017
 
Outbreaks of various viral diseases of multiple species reported in Europe and Asia (Global Animal Disease Update) (Sep 29, 2017)
 
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Outbreaks of various viral diseases of multiple species were reported in Europe and Asia this week. The following report provides an overview of the disease situations.

EUROPE

1.  Reoccurrence of African swine fever virus detected in Ukraine

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

The information was received by the OIE on September 25 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 May 30, with one outbreak reported in Zakarpats'ka. Nine cases were reported in swine, resulting in 123 swine becoming susceptible, six dying and all remaining destroyed. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.
 
Control measures, included movement control 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.

2.  New strain of low pathogenic avian influenza virus detected in France

A new strain of low pathogenic avian influenza virus, serotype H5N3, was detected in France, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on September 26 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 December 10, 2015 with pne outbreak reported in Maine-et-loire. The number of cases identified was not calculated because of missing information. 8,500 birds became susceptible and six died. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures, included movement control inside the country, screening, traceability, surveillance within containment and protection zones, and zoning. Vaccination is prohibited and no treatment was given to affected animals.

3.  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 28 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 37 outbreaks reported primarily across the eastern part of the country. 48 cases were identified in cattle, resulting in 5,905 becoming susceptible. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

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

ASIA

4.  Reoccurrence of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus detected in Malaysia

Reoccurrence of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus, serotype H5N1, was detected in Malaysia, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on September 25 from Dr. Quaza Nizamuddin Bin Hassan Nizam, Deputy Director General (Veterinary Health), Department of veterinary services, Division of livestock resources & technology development, Putrajaya, Malaysia.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on March 6, with 25 outbreaks reported in Kelantan. 132 cases were identified in birds, resulting in 14,924 birds becoming susceptible which were all destroyed. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

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

5.  Reoccurrence of Newcastle disease virus detected in Israel

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

The information was received by the OIE on September 26 from Dr. Shlomo Garazi, Chief Officer for Import and Export of the Veterinary Services, Veterinary Services and Animal Health, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Bet Dagan, Israel.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on December 23, 2013, with nine outbreaks reported in Hazafon, Yerushalayim and Hamerkaz. The number of cases identified was not calculated because of missing information. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

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


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