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November 27, 2017
 
Emerging Tilapia Lake Virus detected in the Philippines (Global Animal Disease Update) (Nov 24, 2017)

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An emerging disease caused by Tilapia Lake Virus was detected in the Philippines this week. The following report contains an overview of the disease situation.

EUROPE

1.  Reoccurrence of Newcastle disease virus detected in Switzerland

Reoccurrence of Newcastle disease virus was detected in Switzerland, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) reports.

The information was received by the OIE on November 20 from Hans Wyss, Chief Veterinary Officer, Schwarzenburgstrasse 161, Swiss Federal Veterinary Office, Liebefeld Berne, Switzerland.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on November 17, with one outbreak reported in Ticino. 3,000 cases were identified in birds, resulting in 6,000 becoming susceptible which were all destroyed. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures, included 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 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 21 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 287 sheep 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.

ASIA

3.  Reoccurrence of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus detected in Republic of Korea

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

The information was received by the OIE on November 20 from Dr. Oh Soon-Min, Director - Chief Veterinary Officer, General Animal Health Division, Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (MAFRA), Sejong-Si, Republic of Korea.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on February 6, with 15 outbreaks reported in Jeollabuk-Do, Gyeongsangnam-Do and Daegu Metropolitan City. The number of cases identified is not calculated because of missing information. 1,327 birds became 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 destruction of animal products, official disposal of carcases, by-products and waste, control of wildlife reservoirs, zoning, disinfection, and process to inactivate the pathogenic agent in products or by-products. Vaccination is prohibited and no treatment was given to affected animals.

4.  Emerging Tilapia Lake Virus detected in the Philippines

An emerging disease caused by Tilapia Lake Virus was detected in the Philippines, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on November 23 from Dr. Enrico Garzon, Assistant Secretary for Livestock, Bureau of Animal Industry, Department of Agriculture, Quezon City, the Philippines.

The outbreak was reported to have started on May 16, 2017 in Bulacan province in the northern part of the country. 101,363 fatalities were reported in Tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus), resulting in 198,837 others becoming susceptible. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures, included movement control inside the country, surveillance outside infected and/or protection zones, surveillance within infected and/or protection zones, screening, traceability, quarantine, and disinfection. Vaccination is permitted (if a vaccine exists). No treatment was given to affected animals.
 


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