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October 21, 2019

First occurrence of Newcastle disease reported near Sino-Russian border (Global Animal Disease Update) (Oct 18, 2019)
 
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A first occurrence of Newcastle disease near the Sino-Russian border was reported by the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) last week. The following report contains an overview of the disease situation.

EUROPE

1.  Reoccurrence of bluetongue virus detected in Switzerland

Reoccurrence of bluetongue virus, serotype 8, was detected in Switzerland, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) reports.

The information was received by the OIE on October 14 from Hans Wyss, Chief Veterinary Officer, Schwarzenburgstrasse 161, Swiss Federal Veterinary Office, Liebefeld Berne, Switzerland.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on September 16, with two outbreaks reported in Bern. Three cases were identified in cattle, resulting in 63 becoming susceptible and one dying. The source of the outbreaks was vectors.

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

2.  First occurrence of Newcastle disease virus detected in Russia

A first occurrence of Newcastle disease virus was detected in Russia, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on October 15 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 October 9, with one outbreak reported in Zabajkal’Skij Kray. 168 cases cases were identified in birds, resulting in 82 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 containment and protection zones, quarantine, official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste, zoning, and disinfection. Vaccination is permitted and no treatment was given to affected animals.

AMERICAS

3.  Reoccurrence of Aujeszky’s disease virus detected in Mexico

Reoccurrence of Aujeszky’s disease virus was detected in Mexico, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on October 14 from Dr. Juan Gay Gutiérrez, Director General de Salud Animal, Servicio Nacional de Sanidad, Inocuidad y Calidad Agroalimentaria (SENASICA), Secretaría de Agricultura y Desarrollo Rural (SADER), Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on September 24, with five outbreaks reported in Guerrero and Tampaulipas. Eight cases were identified in swine, resulting in 173 becoming susceptible. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures included movement control inside the country, surveillance within and outside containment and protection zones, and quarantine. Vaccination is permitted and no treatment was given to affected animals. Control measures included official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste, disinfection, slaughter, and ante- and post-mortem inspections are to be applied.

ASIA

4.  A new strain of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus detected in Chinese Taipei

A new strain of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus, serotype H5N5, was detected in Chinese Taipei, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on October 14 from Dr. Wen-Jane Tu, Chief Veterinary Officer, Deputy Director 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 September 13, with one outbreak reported in Pingtung county. 775 fatal cases were identified in birds, resulting in 17,924 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, traceability, quarantine, zoning, and disinfection. Vaccination is prohibited and no treatment was given to affected animals.

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

Reocurrence 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 14 from Dr. Wen-Jane Tu, Chief Veterinary Officer, Deputy Director 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 7, 2015, with one outbreak reported in Yunlin county. 991 fatal cases were identified in birds, resulting in 34,345 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, 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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