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November 26, 2019

Eastern Indian state reports first occurrence of lumpy skin disease Global Animal Disease Update (Nov 22, 2019)

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The eastern Indian state of Orissa reported the first occurrence of lumpy skin disease last week. The following report contains an overview of the disease situation.

EUROPE

1.   Reoccurrence of bluetongue virus detected in Germany

Reoccurrence of bluetongue virus, serotype 8, was detected in Germany, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) reports.

The information was received by the OIE on November 18 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 Saarland. One case was identified in cattle, resulting in 84 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.

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 19 from Dr. Vitalie Caraus, Head of Animal Health and Welfare Department, Animal Health and Welfare Department, National Food Safety Agency of the Republic of Moldova, Chisinau, Moldova.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on November 12, with one outbreak reported in Hincesti. One fatal case was identified in swine, resulting in seven others becoming susceptible, which were all killed and disposed of. 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, disinfection, disinfestation, control of vectors, and ante- and post-mortem inspections. Vaccination is permitted but no treatment was given to affected animals.

ASIA

3.    First occurrence of lumpy skin disease virus detected in India

A first occurrence of lumpy skin disease virus was detected in india, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on November 16 from Dr. Atul Chaturvedi, Secretary, Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, New Delhi, India.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on November 16, with three outbreaks reported in Orissa. 79 cases were identified in cattle, resulting in 932 becoming susceptible. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures included movement control inside the country, screening, quarantine, disinfection, and control of vectors. Vaccination is prohibited and no treatment was given to affected animals.
 


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