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November 30, 2015
 
Poultry and ruminant diseases reported in Asia and Europe (Global Animal Disease Update) (week ended Nov 27, 2015)
 
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Poultry and ruminant diseases were reported in Asia and Europe this week. The following report provides an overview of the overall disease situation.
 

ASIA

1.  Reoccurrence of low pathogenic avian influenza virus detected in Chinese Taipei

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

The information was received by the OIE on November 23 from Dr. Tai-Hwa Shih, Chief Veterinary Officer Deputy Director General, Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine Council of Agriculture Executive Yuan, Ministry of Agriculture, Taipei, Chinese Taipei.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on January 14, with outbreaks occurring in Pingtung county, Chiayi county and Yunlin county. The number of cases identified is not calculated because of missing information. 94,975 birds became susceptible, 5,000 infected birds died and all other birds were destroyed. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

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

2.  Reoccurrence of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus detected in Vietnam

Reoccurrence of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus, serotype H5N6, was detected in Vietnam, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on November 23 from Dr. Dong Pham Van, Director General, Chief Veterinary Officer, Department of Animal Health, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Hanoï, Vietnam.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on August 19, with two outbreaks occurring in Quang Ngai. 824 cases were identified in birds, resulting in 1,685 birds becoming susceptible. All infected birds died and all other birds were destroyed. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures, among others, included disinfection and surveillance within containment and/or protection zones. No vaccination and treatment were given to the affected animals.

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

Reoccurrence of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus, serotype H5N1, was detected in Vietnam, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on November 25 from Dr. Dong Pham Van, Director General, Chief Veterinary Officer, Department of Animal Health, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Hanoï, Vietnam.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on November 12, with outbreaks occurring at Cam Thang, Cam Xuyen, Ha Tinh. 649 cases were identified in birds, resulting in 649 birds becoming susceptible. 100 infected birds died and all other birds were destroyed. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures, among others, included disinfection and surveillance within containment and/or protection zones. No vaccination and treatment were given to the affected animals.
 

EUROPE

4.  New strain of foot and mouth disease virus detected in Turkey

A new strain of foot and mouth disease virus, serotype A, was detected in Turkey, the World Organisation of Animal Health (OIE) reports.

The information was received by the OIE on November 23 from Prof. Dr. Irfan Erol, Director General of Food and Control, Directorate of Food and Control, Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock, Ankara, Turkey.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on October 5, with outbreaks occurring in Bitlis and Amasya. 432 cases were identified in cattle, resulting in 2,723 cattle becoming susceptible and 34 infected cattle dying. The source of the outbreaks was illegal movement of animals, contact with infected animals at grazing/water and fomites.

Control measures, among others, included movement control inside the country, vaccination in response to the outbreaks, disinfection, quarantine and surveillance within containment and/or protection zone. No treatment was given to the affected animals.

5.  Reoccurrence of bluetongue virus detected in Turkey

Reoccurrence of bluetongue virus was detected in Turkey, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on November 24 from Prof. Dr. Irfan Erol, Director General of Food and Control, Directorate of Food and Control, Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock, Ankara, Turkey.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on November 20, with outbreaks occurring in Kurtcam, Kutahya. Seven cases were identified in sheep, resulting in 833 sheep becoming susceptible. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures, among others, included movement control inside the country, vaccination in response to the outbreak, disinfection, quarantine and control of vectors. No treatment was given to the affected animals.

6.  Reoccurrence of bluetongue virus detected in Hungary

Reoccurrence of bluetongue virus was detected in Hungary, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on November 24 from Dr. Lajos Bognár, Deputy State Secretary Chief Veterinary Officer, Food Chain Safety Department, Ministry of Agriculture, Budapest, Hungary.

The outbreaks were reported to have started on September 9, with outbreaks occurring in Nograd, Somogy and Gyor-Moson-Sopron. Four cases were identified in cattle, resulting in 1,660 cattle becoming susceptible. The source of the outbreaks was vectors.

Control measures, among others, included movement control inside the country, screening, vaccination in response to the outbreaks and control of vectors. No treatment was given to the affected animals.
 


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