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November 28, 2016
 
New strain of bird flu detected in Korea (Global Animal Disease Update) (Nov 25, 2016)
 
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A new strain of bird flu was detected in Korea this week. The following report contains an overview of the disease situation.
 
EUROPE

1.  Reoccurrence of bluetongue virus detected in Slovenia

Reoccurrence of bluetongue virus, serotype 4, was detected in Slovenia, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) reports.

The information was received by the OIE on November 21 from Dr. Janez Posedi, Director General, Administration of the Republic of Slovenia for Food Safety, Veterinary Sector and Plant Protection (AFSVSPP), Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on August 26, with nine outbreaks reported in Postojna and Koper. 16 cases were identified in sheep, six cases were identified in cattle, resulting in 337 sheep and 130 cattle becoming susceptible, and four sheep were destroyed. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures, among others, included movement control inside the country, screening, traceability, and surveillance within containment and protection zones. Vaccination is permitted but no treatment was given to affected animals.

2.  Reoccurrence of bluetongue virus detected in Italy

Reoccurrence of bluetongue virus, serotype 4, was detected in Italy, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on November 21 from Prof. Dr. Romano Marabelli, Chief Veterinary Officer, Secretary General, Ministry of Health, Rome, Italy.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on September 1, with 26 outbreaks reported in Trento, Friuli-venezia Giulia, Vento and Lomdardia. 111 cases were identified in cattle, one case was identified in fallow deer, one case was identified in sheep, resulting in 3,109 cattle, 20 fallow deer and 45 sheep becoming susceptible, and one fallow deer dying. The source of the outbreaks was vectors.

Control measures, among others, included movement control inside the country, screening and zoning. Vaccination is permitted but no treatment was given to affected animals.

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

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

The information was received by the OIE on November 23 from Dr. Karin Schwabenbauer, Ministerial Dirigentin and Chief Veterinary Officer, Directorate of Animal Health, Animal Welfare, Bundesministerium für Ernährung und Landwirtschaft (BMEL), Bonn, Germany.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on November 8, with five outbreaks reported in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. 91 cases were identified in birds, resulting in 355 birds becoming susceptible, 79 birds dying and all remaining birds were destroyed. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

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

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

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

The information was received by the OIE on November 22 from Dr. Lajos Bognár, Deputy State Secretary Chief Veterinary Officer, Food Chain Safety Department, Ministry of Agriculture, Budapest, Hungary.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on November 3, with nine outbreaks reported in Bacs-kiskun, Csongrad and Jasz-nagykun-szolnok. 33,225 cases were identified in birds, resulting in 116,315 birds becoming susceptible, 8,477 birds dying and all remaining birds were destroyed. The source of the outbreaks was contact with wild species.

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

5.  Reoccurrence of bluetongue virus detected in France

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

The information was received by the OIE on November 22 from Dr. Loic Evain, Directeur Général adjoint, CVO, Direction générale de l'alimentation, Ministère de l'Agriculture, de l'Agroalimentaire et de la Forêt, Paris, France.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on September 11, 2015, with four outbreaks reported in Haute-loire, Cantal, Puy-de-dome and Vendee. Four cases were identified in cattle, resulting in 705 cattle becoming susceptible.

Control measures, among others, included movement control inside the country, screening, vaccination in response to the outbreaks, disinfection, surveillance within and outside containment and protection zones, zoning, and control of vectors. No treatment was given to affected animals.

6.  Reoccurrence of low pathogenic avian influenza virus detected in Germany

Reoccurrence of low pathogenic avian influenza virus, serotype H5N2, was detected in Germany, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on November 23 from Dr. Karin Schwabenbauer, Ministerial Dirigentin and Chief Veterinary Officer, Directorate of Animal Health, Animal Welfare, Bundesministerium für Ernährung und Landwirtschaft (BMEL), Bonn, Germany.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on November 18, with one outbreak reported in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. One case was identified in birds, resulting in 55 birds becoming susceptible, which were all destroyed. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

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

7.  Reoccurrence of African swine fever virus detected in Ukraine

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

The information was received by the OIE on November 23 from Dr. Olga Shevchenko, Head of Directorate fot International Cooperation, Directorate fot International Cooperation, State Service of Ukraine on Food Safety and Consumer Protection, Kiev, Ukraine.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on September 4, 2015, with two outbreaks reported in Cherkassy and Rovno. Six fatal cases were identified in swine. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

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

8.  Reoccurrence of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus detected in Russia

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

The information was received by the OIE on November 23 from Dr. Evgeny Nepoklonov, Deputy Head, Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance, Ministry of Agriculture, Moscow, Russia.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on November 17, with two outbreaks reported in Respublika Kalmykiya. 137 fatal cases were identified in birds, resulting in 203 birds becoming susceptible. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures, among others, included movement control inside the country, screening, quarantine, official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste, and control of wildlife reservoirs. Vaccination is permitted but no treatment was given to affected animals.

ASIA

9.  Reoccurrence of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus detected in Iran

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

The information was received by the OIE on November 21 from Dr. Mehdi Khalaj, Head of IVO, Iran Veterinary Organization (IVO), Iran Veterinary Organization, Ministry of Jihad-e-Agriculture, Tehran, Iran.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on November 19, with two outbreaks reported in Tehran. 60,865 cases were identified in birds, resulting in 283,416 birds becoming susceptible, 5,583 birds dying and the remaining birds were destroyed. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures, among others, included screening, disinfection, quarantine, official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste, surveillance within containment and protection zones, control of wildlife reservoirs, and zoning. Vaccination is prohibited and no treatment was given to affected animals.

10.  New strain of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus detected in Republic of Korea

A new stain of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus, serotype H5N6, was detected in Republic of Korea, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on November 23 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 November 17, with two outbreaks reported in Chungcheongbuk-do and Jeollanam-do. 770 fatal cases were identified in birds, resulting in 50,000 birds becoming susceptible, which were all destroyed. The source of the outbreaks was contact with wild species.

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

11.  Reoccurrence of foot and mouth disease virus detected in People's Republic of China

Reoccurrence of foot and mouth disease virus, serotype O, was detected in People's Republic of China, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on November 23 from Dr. Zhang Zhongqui, Director General, China Animal Disease Control Centre, Veterinary Bureau, Ministry of Agriculture, Beijing, People's Republic of China.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on November 25, 2014, with one outbreak reported in Jiangxi. 208 cases were identified in swine, resulting in 482 swine becoming susceptible, 145 swine dying, and all remaining swine were destroyed. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures, among others, included movement control inside the country, screening, disinfection and zoning. Vaccination is permitted but no treatment was given to affected animals.
     


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