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November 12, 2019

OIE continues to update on first occurrences of ASF in Europe and Asia (Global Animal Disease Update) (Nov 8, 2019)
 
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The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) continues to update on first occurrences of African swine fever (ASF) in the Philippines 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 November 4 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 seven outbreaks reported in Solothurn and Bern. Seven cases were identified in cattle, resulting in 208 becoming susceptible, one being killed and disposed of and four being slaughtered. The source of the outbreaks was vectors.

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

2.  Reoccurrence of African swine fever virus detected in Russia

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

The information was received by the OIE on November 5 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 August 3, with two outbreaks reported in Amurskaya Oblast and Stavropol’Skiy Kray. 19 cases were identified in swine, resulting in 1,547 becoming susceptible, 15 dying and 1,434 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, screening, quarantine, official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste, control of wildlife reservoirs, disinfection, and disinfestation. Vaccination is permitted and no treatment was given to affected animals.

ASIA

3.  First occurrence of African swine fever virus detected in Philippines

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

The information was received by the OIE on November 4 from Dr. Ronnie Domingo, Officer-In-Charge, Chief Veterinary Officer, Bureau of Animal Industry, Department of Agriculture, Manila, Philippines.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on August 30, with 24 outbreaks reported in Bulacan, Pampanga and Third District. 555 cases were identified in swine, resulting in 40,480 becoming susceptible, 177 dying and all remaining being killed and disposed of. The source of the outbreaks was illegal movement of animals, swill feeding, and fomites (humans, vehicles, feed, etc.).

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


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