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November 14, 2017
 
Reoccurrences of viral diseases in multiple species detected in Europe (Global Animal Disease Update) (Oct 30 - Nov 10, 2017)
 
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Reoccurrences of viral diseases in multiple species were detected in Europe the past fortnight. The following report provides an overview of the disease situations.

EUROPE

1.  Reoccurrence of sheep pox and goat pox detected in Greece

Reoccurrence of sheep pox and goat pox was detected in Greece, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) reports.

The information was received by the OIE on October 31 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 7, with two outbreaks reported in Voreio Aigaio. Two cases were identified in sheep, resulting in 374 becoming susceptible which were all destroyed. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

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

2.  Reoccurrence of African swine fever virus detected in Moldova

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

The information was received by the OIE on November 1 from Dr. Marius Grigore, Director, Head of Unit Animal Health Department General Sanitary Veterinary Directorate, National Sanitary Veterinary and Food Safety Authority, Bucharest, Romania.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on October 31, with one outbreak reported in Stefan-voda. 15 cases were identified in swine, resulting in eight dying and all remaining destroyed. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

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

3.  Reoccurrence of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus detected in Italy

Reoccurrence of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus, serotype H5N8, was detected in Italy, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on November 10 from Dr. Silvio Borrello, Chief Veterinary Officer, Food Safety and Collegial Bodies for Health Protection, Ministère de la Santé, Department for Veterinary Public Health, Rome, Italy.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on January 21 with 14 outbreaks reported across the country. 7,678 cases were identified in birds, resulting in 2,429 fatalities and 230,518 being killed and disposed of. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures, included movement control inside the country, screening, traceability, official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste, and zoning. Vaccination is prohibited and no treatment was given to affected animals. Disinfection is to be applied.
 


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