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October 23, 2017
 
First occurrence of ASF detected in Ukraine (Global Animal Disease Update) (Oct 20, 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.

EUROPE

1.  Reoccurrence of low pathogenic avian influenza virus detected in Netherlands

Reoccurrence of low pathogenic avian influenza virus, serotype H5N2, was detected in Netherlands, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) reports.

The information was received by the OIE on October 16 from Dr. Christianne Bruschke, Chief Veterinary Officer, Ministry of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Economic Affairs, The Hague, Netherlands.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on October 13, with one outbreak reported in Zeeland. The cases identified is not calculated because of missing information. 41,504 birds became susceptible which were all destroyed. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

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

2.  Reoccurrence of Newcastle disease detected in Sweden

Reoccurrence of Newcastle disease was detected in Sweden, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on October 16 from Dr. Ingrid Eilertz, Chief Veterinary Officer Director and Head, Swedish Board of Agriculture Department for Animal Welfare and Health, Ministry for Rural Affairs, Jönköping, Sweden.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on August 17, with one outbreak reported in Ostergotlands Lan. 7,000 cases were reported in birds, resulting in 14,000 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, official destruction of animal products, official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste, zoning, disinfection, and ante- and post-mortem inspections. Vaccination is permitted and no treatment was given to affected animals.

3.  Reoccurrence of African swine fever virus detected in Latvia

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

The information was received by the OIE on October 17 from Dr. Maris Balodis, Chief Veterinary Officer & Director General, Food and Veterinary Service, Ministry of Agriculture, Riga, Latvia.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on January 2, with one outbreak reported in Neretas. Six fatal cases were reported in swine, resulting in 38 others becoming susceptible which were all destroyed. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures, included movement control inside the country, screening, 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 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 18 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 13, with one outbreak reported in Cherkassy. One fatal case was reported in swine. 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, disinfestation, and ante- and post-mortem inspections. Vaccination is permitted but no treatment was given to affected animals.

5.  First occurrence of African swine fever virus detected in Ukraine

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

The information was received by the OIE on October 18 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 25, 2015, with one outbreak reported in Nikolayev. One fatal case was reported in swine. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

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


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