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October 29, 2019

OIE reports first occurrence of ASF in central Romania (Global Animal Disease Update) (Oct 25, 2019)

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The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) reported a first occurrence of African swine fever (ASF) in central Romania 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 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 September 16, with one outbreak reported in Luzern. Four cases were identified in cattle, resulting in 55 becoming susceptible. 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.  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 23 from Dr. Andrii Zhuk, First Deputy Head, Department for Food Safety and Veterinary Medicine, State Service of Ukraine on Food Safety and Consumer Protection, Kyiv, Ukraine.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on October 17, with one outbreak reported in Poltava. One fatal case was identified in swine. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures included 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 and no treatment was given to affected animals.

3.  Reoccurrence of bluetongue virus detected in Greece

Reoccurrence of bluetongue virus, serotype 16, was detected in Greece, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on October 23 from Chrysoula Dile, Head, Animal Health Directorate, Ministry of Rural Development and Food, Athens, Greece.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on September 25, with one outbreak reported in Voreio Aigaio. One case was identified in sheep, resulting in 251 becoming susceptible. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

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

4.  Reoccurrence of African swine fever virus detected in Bulgaria

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

The information was received by the OIE on October 24 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 11, with five outbreaks reported in Burgas. One fatal case was identified in swine, resulting in 104 others becoming susceptible, which were all killed and disposed of. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Vaccination is permitted and no treatment was given to affected animals.

5.  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 25 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 October 11, with five outbreaks reported in central Romania. 10 fatalities were identified in swine, resulting in 40 being killed and disposed of. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

No treatment was given to affected animals.
 


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