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October 9, 2017
 
First occurrence of ASF detected in Ukraine (Global Animal Disease Update) (Oct 6, 2017)
 
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A first occurrence of African swine fever was detected in Ukraine this week. The following report contains an overview of the disease situation.
 
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1.  A first occurrence of African swine fever virus detected in Ukraine

A first occurrence 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 October 2 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 August 30, 2016, with one outbreak reported in Khar'kov. One fatal case was reported in swine, resulting in 116 swine becoming susceptible which were all destroyed. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures, included movement control inside the country, disinfection, traceability, quarantine, official disposal of carcasses, by-products and wastes, surveillance within containment and protection zones, control of wildlife reservoirs, and zoning. Vaccination is permitted but no treatment was given to affected animals.

2.  Reoccurrence of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus detected in Italy

Reoccurrence of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus, serotype H5N8, was detected in Italy, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on October 2 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 January 20, with four outbreaks reported in Veneto and Lombardia. 3,731 cases were reported in birds, resulting in 50,650 becoming susceptible, 593 dying and all remaining destroyed. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures, included movement control inside the country, screening, traceability, official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste, and zoning. Vaccination is prohibited and no treatment was given to affected animals.

3.  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 October 3 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 October 2, with one outbreak reported in Chernigov. Two fatal cases were reported in swine, resulting in 4,194 swine becoming susceptible. 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, and disinfestation. Vaccination is permitted but no treatment was given to affected animals.

4.  Reoccurrence of sheep pox and goat pox detected in Greece

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

The information was received by the OIE on October 3 from Mrs. Chrysoula Dile, Head, Animal Health Directorate, Ministry of Rural Development and Food, Athens, Greece.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on September 7, with three outbreaks reported in Voreio Aigaio. Two cases were identified in sheep/goats, three cases were identified in sheep, resulting in 70 sheep/goats and 188 goats becoming susceptible, two goats dying and all remaining destroyed. 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, official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste, zoning, and disinfection. Vaccination is prohibited and no treatment was given to affected animals.

5.  Reoccurrence of classical swine fever virus detected in Russia

Reoccurrence of classical swine fever virus was detected in Russia, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on October 4 from Dr. Evgeny Nepoklonov, Vice-minister, Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Agriculture, Moscow, Russia.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on September 21, with one outbreak reported in Primorskiy Kray. 69 cases were identified in swine, resulting in 138 becoming susceptible and 51 dying. 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, selective killing and disposal, and disinfection. Vaccination is permitted and no treatment was given to affected animals.

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6.  Reoccurrence of bacillus anthracis detected in Kyrgyzstan

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

The information was received by the OIE on October 2 from Dr. Kalysbek Jumakanov, Director Chief State Veterinary Inspector (CVO), State Inspectorate of Veterinary and Phyto-Sanitary Security, Ministry of Agriculture and Food, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on September 4, with one outbreak reported in Naryn. One fatal case was identified in cattle, resulting in nine cattle becoming susceptible. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

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


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