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October 29, 2018

First occurrence of ASF detected in Romania Global Animal Disease Update (October 26, 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 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 22 from Hans Wyss, Chief Veterinary Officer, Schwarzenburgstrasse 161, Swiss Federal Veterinary Office, Liebefeld Berne, Switzerland.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on October 23, 2017, with one outbreak reported in Aargau. One case was identified in sheep, resulting in 50 becoming susceptible and one being killed and disposed of. The source of the outbreak was vectors.

Control measures included movement control inside the country, vaccination in response to the outbreak, surveillance within and outside containment and protection zones, quarantine, zoning, disinfection, and control of vectors. 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 23 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, with seven outbreaks reported across the whole country. 107 cases were identified in swine, resulting in all 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, official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste, and disinfection. Vaccination is permitted but no treatment was given to affected animals.

AMERICAS

3.       Reoccurrence of low pathogenic avian influenza virus detected in United States of America

Reoccurrence of low pathogenic avian influenza virus, serotype H5N2, was detected in United States of America, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on October 22 from Dr. John Clifford, Official Delegate, Chief Trade Advisor, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, United States Department of Agriculture, Washington, United States of America.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on October 20, with one outbreak reported in Minnesota. The number of cases identified was not calculated because of missing information. 40,000 birds became susceptible. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

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

ASIA

4.       Reoccurrence of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus detected in Laos

Reoccurrence of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus, serotype H5N1, was detected in Laos, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on October 22 from Dr. Somphanh Chanphengxay, Director General, Department of Livestock and Fisheries, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Vientiane, Laos.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on October 22, with one outbreak reported in Sekong. 28 cases were identified in birds, resulting in 45 becoming susceptible, 18 dying, and all remaining being killed and disposed of. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

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


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