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November 21, 2017
 
Reoccurrences of viral diseases in poultry and ruminants detected in Europe (Global Animal Disease Update) (Nov17, 2017)
 
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Reoccurrences of viral diseases in poultry and ruminants were detected in Europe this week. The following report provides an overview of the disease situations.

EUROPE

1.  Reoccurrence of bluetongue virus detected in Greece

Reoccurrence of bluetongue virus, serotype 16, was detected in Greece, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) reports.

The information was received by the OIE on November 13 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 four outbreaks reported in Notio Aigaio. Nine cases were identified in cattle, resulting in 170 cattle and 45 sheep 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, control of vectors, and vector surveillance. Vaccination is permitted but no treatment was given to affected animals.

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

Reoccurrence of sheep pox and goat pox was detected in Greece, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on November 13 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, one case was identified in sheep/goats, resulting in 62 sheep and 225 sheep/goats 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.

3.  Reoccurrence of Newcastle disease virus detected in Bulgaria

Reoccurrence of Newcastle disease virus was detected in Bulgaria, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on November 14 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 25, with one outbreak reported in Pazardzik. 20 fatal cases were identified in birds, resulting in 27 others becoming susceptible which were all destroyed. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures, included movement control inside the country, vaccination in response to the outbreak, surveillance within containment and protection zones, screening, traceability, quarantine, official destruction of animal products, official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste, zoning, and disinfection. No treatment was given to affected animals.

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

Reoccurrence of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus, serotype H5, was detected in Bulgaria, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on November 14 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 17, with two outbreaks reported in Sliven and Jambol. 112 fatal cases were identified in birds, resulting in 12,076 others 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, screening, traceability, quarantine, official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste, control of wildlife reservoirs, zoning, and disinfection. Vaccination is prohibited and no treatment was given to affected animals.
 


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