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October 4, 2019
 
OIE continues to update on the ASF situations in Europe and Asia (Global Animal Disease Update) (Sep 30 – Oct 11, 2019)
 
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The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) continued to update on the African swine fever (ASF) situations in Europe and Asia in the past fortnight. The following report contains an overview of the disease situations.

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 30 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 12 outbreaks reported in the country. 126 cases were identified in swine, two cases were identified in wild boar, resulting in 1,465 swine becoming susceptible, 25 swine and two wild boar dying and 1,158 swine 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 sheep pox and goat pox virus detected in Russia

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

The information was received by the OIE on October 1 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 July 11, with two outbreaks reported in Voronezhskaya Oblast and Tverskaya Oblast. 14 cases were identified in sheep, resulting in 129 becoming susceptible, seven dying and seven being killed and disposed of. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

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

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

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

The information was received by the OIE on October 4 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 July 3, 2018, with 53 outbreaks reported in the country. 619 cases were identified in swine, 17 cases were identified in wild boar, resulting in 71 swine and 28 wild boar 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 and outside containment and protection zones, traceability, quarantine, official destruction of animal products, official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste, control of wildlife reservoirs, zoning, disinfection, disinfestation, control of vectors, and ante- and post-mortem inspections. Vaccination is permitted and no treatment was given to affected animals.

4.  Reoccurrence of African swine fever virus detected in Poland

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

The information was received by the OIE on October 7 from Dr. Pawel Niemczuk, Chief Veterinary Officer, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Varsovie, Poland.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on January 2, with one outbreak reported in Warminsko-Mazurskie. 27 cases were identified in swine, resulting in 32 becoming susceptible, four 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, screening, traceability, official destruction of animal products, official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste, control of wildlife reservoirs, zoning, disinfection, and disinfestation. Vaccination is permitted and no treatment was given to affected animals.

5.  Reoccurrence of bacillus anthracis detected in Italy

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

The information was received by the OIE on October 8 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 September 2, with two outbreaks reported in Puglia. Six fatal cases were identified in cattle, resulting in 96 becoming susceptible. The source of the outbreaks was contact with infected animals at grazing/watering.

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 and no treatment was given to affected animals. Control measures included vaccination in response to the outbreaks to be applied.

ASIA

6.  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 October 7 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 five outbreaks reported in Gyeonggi-Do. 14 cases were identified in swine, one case was identified in wild boar, resulting in 7,519 swine becoming susceptible, five swine and one wild boar 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 and outside containment and protection zones, traceability, quarantine, official destruction of animal products, official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste, control of wildlife reservoirs, zoning, disinfection, disinfestation, control of vectors, and ante- and post-mortem inspections. Vaccination is permitted and no treatment was given to affected animals. Control measures included processes to inactive the pathogenic agent in products or by-products and vector surveillance is to be applied.

7.  First occurrence of African swine fever virus detected in Laos

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

The information was received by the OIE on October 8 from Dr. Vilayphone Vorraphim, Director General, Department of Livestock and Fisheries, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Vientiane, Laos.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on June 17, with nine outbreaks reported in the country. 2,177 fatal cases were identified in swine, resulting in 1,665 others becoming 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, official destruction of animal products, and disinfection. Vaccination is permitted and no treatment was given to affected animals.
 


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