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October 16, 2017
 
Reoccurrences of H5N8 detected in Taiwan and Italy (Global Animal Disease Update) (Oc 13, 2017)
 
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Reoccurrences of H5N8 were detected in Taiwan and Italy this week. The following report contains an overview of the disease situations.

EUROPE

1.  Reoccurrence of foot and mouth disease virus detected in Russia

Reoccurrence of foot and mouth disease virus, serotype O, was detected in Russia, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) reports.

The information was received by the OIE on October 9 from Dr. Evgeny Nepoklonov, Vice-minister, Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Agriculture, Moscow, Russia.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on October 5, with three outbreaks reported in Respublika Bashkortostan. Seven cases were identified in cattle, 65 cases were identified in sheep/goats, resulting in ten cattle and 65 sheep/goats becoming susceptible and 51 dying. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures, included movement control inside the country, surveillance within and outside containment and protection zones, quarantine, official destruction of animal products, zoning, and disinfection. Vaccination is permitted but no treatment was given to affected animals.

2.  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 10 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 6, with one outbreak reported in Zhitomir. Three fatal cases were reported in swine, resulting in 12 swine becoming susceptible which were all 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, and disinfestation. Vaccination is permitted but no treatment was given to affected animals.

3.  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 12 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, 2017, with seven outbreaks reported across the country. 203,762 cases were reported in birds, resulting in 1,719 fatalities, 776,186 becoming susceptible and 12,050 being killed or disposed of. 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. Disinfection is to be applied.

ASIA

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

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

The information was received by the OIE on October 11 from Dr. Tai-Hwa Shih, Chief Veterinary Officer, Deputy Director General, Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine Council of Agriculture Executive Yuan, Ministry of Agriculture, Taipei, Chinese Taipei.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on January 10, 2015, with two outbreaks reported in Yunlin county and Pingtung county. Two fatal cases were reported in birds. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

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

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

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

The information was received by the OIE on October 11 from Dr. Tai-Hwa Shih, Chief Veterinary Officer, Deputy Director General, Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine Council of Agriculture Executive Yuan, Ministry of Agriculture, Taipei, Chinese Taipei.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on January 11, 2015, with four outbreaks reported in Yunlin county and Changhua county. The number of cases identified is not calculated because of missing information. 7,330 birds became susceptible, six died and all remaining were destroyed. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

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


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