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November 19, 2019
 
OIE updates on reoccurrences of bluetongue in Europe (Global Animal Disease Update) (Nov 15, 2019)

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The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) updates on reoccurrences of bluetongue in Europe last week. The following report contains an overview of the disease situations.

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 11 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 342 becoming susceptible, seven 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 bluetongue virus detected in Germany

Reoccurrence of bluetongue virus, serotype 8, was detected in Germany, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on November 11 from Dr. Dietrich Rassow, Director for Animal Health and Animal Welfare, Chief Veterinary Officer, Directorate of Animal Health and Animal Welfare, Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture, Berlin, Germany.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on December 12, 2018, with one outbreak reported in Pheinland-Lfalz. Three cases were identified in cattle, resulting in 176 becoming susceptible. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures included movement control inside the country, surveillance within and outside containment and protection zones, screening, traceability, zoning, and control of vectors. Vaccination is permitted but no treatment was given to affected animals.
 
3.  Reoccurrence of bluetongue virus detected in Belgium

Reoccurrence of bluetongue virus, serotype 8, was detected in Belgium, OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on November 13 from Dr. Jean-François Heymans, Director, Animal Health and Safety of Products of Animal Origin, Federal Agency for the Safety of the Food Chain (FASFC), Bruxelles, Belgium.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on February 19, with one outbreak reported in Liege. One case was identified in cattle, resulting in 127 becoming susceptible. The source of the outbreaks was vectors.

Control measures included vaccination in response to the outbreak, surveillance within containment and protection zones, and zoning. No treatment was given to affected animals.

AMERICAS

4.  Reoccurrence of African swine fever virus detected in Brazil

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

The information was received by the OIE on November 11 from Dr. Geraldo Marcos De Moraes, Director, Departamento de Salud Animal e Insumos Pecuarios, Ministerio de Agricultura,Ganadería y Abastecimiento, Brasilia, Brazil.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on October 6, 2018, with one outbreak reported in Piaui. Eight cases were identified in swine and seven swine died. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

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


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