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October 15, 2018

First occurrence of ASF detected in Romania Global Animal Disease Update (October 1-12, 2018)
 
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A first occurrence of African swine fever was detected in Romania this week. The following report contains an overview of the disease situation.
 
EUROPE

1.       Reoccurrence of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus detected in Russia

Reoccurrence of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus, serotype H5, was detected in Russia, the World Organisation for Animal Health (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 June 9, with one outbreak reported in Rostovskaya Oblast. 11,979 fatal cases were identified in birds, resulting in 274,929 becoming susceptible. 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-projects and waste, control of wildlife reservoirs, and disinfection. Vaccination is prohibited and no treatment was given to affected animals.

2.       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 20, with 40 outbreaks reported across the whole country. 520 cases were identified in swine, 28 cases were identified in wild boar, resulting in 51 swine and 23 wild boars dying, and 324 swine and 15 wild boar 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, official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste, and disinfection. Vaccination is permitted but no treatment was given to affected animals.

3.       Reoccurrence of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus detected in Bulgaria

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

The information was received by the OIE on October 8 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 October 3, with one outbreak reported in Plovdiv. 98 fatal cases were identified in birds, resulting in 308 becoming susceptible which were all 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, official destruction of animal products, official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste, zoning, and disinfection. Vaccination is prohibited and no treatment was given to affected animals.

ASIA

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

Reoccurrence of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus, serotype H5N2, was detected in Chinese Taipei, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on October 8 from Dr. Chun-Ping Cheng, Secretary 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 January 11, 2015, with one outbreak reported in Pingtung country. 60 fatal cases were identified in birds. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures included disinfection, screening, traceability, quarantine, surveillance within and outside containment and protection zones, official destruction of animal products, and official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste. Vaccination is prohibited and no treatment was given to affected animals.
 


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