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October 30, 2015
 
Poultry and ruminant diseases reported in 3 continents (Global Animal Disease Update) (week ended Oct 30, 2015)
 
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Poultry and ruminant diseases were reported in three continents this week. The following report provides an overview of the overall disease situation.
 
ASIA

1.  Reoccurrence of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus detected in Vietnam

Reoccurrence of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus, serotype H5N6, was detected in Vietnam, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on October 27 from Dr. Dong Pham Van, Director General, Chief Veterinary Officer, Department of Animal Health, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Hanoï, Vietnam.

The outbreak was reported to have started on August 19 in Guang Chinh, Hai Ha, Quang Ninh. 120 cases were identified in birds, resulting in 370 birds becoming susceptible. All infected birds died and all other birds were destroyed. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures included disinfection and surveillance outside containment and protection areas. No vaccination and treatment were given to the affected animals.

EUROPE

2.  Reoccurrence of Bacillus anthracis detected in United Kingdom

Reoccurrence of Bacillus anthracis was detected in the United Kingdom, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on October 26 from Dr. Nigel Gibbens, Chief Veterinary Officer, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, London, United Kingdom.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on October 23, with outbreaks occurring in Westbury, Wiltshire, Trowbridge, England. One case was identified in cattle, resulting in 352 cattle becoming susceptible and one infected cattle dying. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures, among others, included movement control inside the country, disinfection and official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste. No vaccination and treatment were given to the affected animals.

3.  Reoccurrence of bluetongue virus detected in Hungary

Reoccurrence of bluetongue virus was detected in Hungary, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on October 26 from Dr. Lajos Bognár, Deputy State Secretary Chief Veterinary Officer, Food Chain Safety Department, Ministry of Agriculture, Budapest, Hungary.

The outbreak was reported to have started on September 9 in Tolna, Baranya, Somogy, Borsod-Abauj-Zemplen, Nograd and Csongrad. 31 cases were identified in cattle, two cases were identified in sheep, resulting in 1,462 cattle and 936 sheep becoming susceptible. The source of the outbreaks was vectors.

Control measures included movement control inside the country, screening, vaccination in response to the outbreak and control of vectors. No treatment was given to the affected animals.

AFRICA

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

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

The information was received by the OIE on October 27 from Dr. Abdulganiyu Abubakar, Chief Veterinary Officer, Federal Department of Veterinary Services, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Abuja, Nigeria.

The outbreak was reported to have started on January 8 in Eneka, Obio/Akpor, Rivers. 1,000 cases were identified in birds, resulting in 3,500 birds becoming susceptible. All infected birds died and all other birds were destroyed. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures included movement control inside the country, disinfection, official destruction of animal products and official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste. Vaccination is prohibited and no treatment was given to the affected animals.
 


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