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December 12, 2016


Reoccurrences of H5N8 reported in Europe (Global Animal Disease Update) (Dec 9, 2016)


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Reoccurrences of H5N8 were reported in Europe this week. The following report contains an overview of the disease situation.


EUROPE


1.  Reoccurrence of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus detected in Netherlands


Reoccurrence of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus, serotype H5N8, was detected in the Netherlands, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) reports.


The information was received by the OIE on December 5 from Dr. Christianne Bruschke, Chief Veterinary Officer, Ministry of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Economic Affairs, The Hague, Netherlands.


The outbreak event was reported to have started on November 26, with two outbreaks reported in Flevoand. 500 fatal cases were identified in birds, resulting in 23,830 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, control of wildlife reservoirs, and zoning. Vaccination is prohibited and no treatment was given to affected animals.


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


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


The information was received by the OIE on December 5 from Dr. Krzysztof Jazdzewski, Deputy Chief Veterinary Officer, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, General Veterinary Inspectorate, Varsovie, Poland.


The outbreak event was reported to have started on November 5, with one outbreak reported in Lubuskie. 1,201 fatal cases were identified in birds, resulting in 1,839 birds becoming susceptible, which were all destroyed. The source of the outbreaks was contact with wild species.


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


3.  Reoccurrence of foot and mouth disease virus detected in Russia


Reoccurrence of foot and mouth disease virus, serotype O, was detected in Russia, the OIE reports.


The information was received by the OIE on December 6 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 26, with one outbreak reported in Zabajkal Skij Kray. 57 cases were identified in cattle, resulting in 172 cattle and 150 swine becoming susceptible. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.


Control measures, among others, included movement control inside the country, screening, vaccination in response to the outbreaks, disinfection, quarantine, surveillance outside and within containment and protection zones, and zoning. 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 3 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 24 outbreaks reported Bacs-Kiskun and Jasz-nagykun-szonok. 12,150 cases were identified in birds, resulting in 241,967 birds becoming susceptible. 10,050 birds died and 38,230 birds were destroyed. The source of the outbreaks was fomites, airborne spread and contact with wild species.


Control measures, among others, included quarantine, movement control inside the country, disinfection, 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 Croatia


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


The information was received by the OIE on December 6 from Dr. Tomislav Kiš, Assistant to Minister, Veterinary and Food Safety Directorate, Ministry of Agriculture, Zagreb, Croatia.


The outbreak event was reported to have started on September 26, with three outbreaks reported in Sibensko-kninska. Three cases were identified in cattle, resulting in 34 cattle becoming susceptible. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.


Control measures, among others, included vaccination in response to the outbreaks, disinfection 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 December 7 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 two outbreaks reported Schleswig-holstein. 122 cases were identified in birds, resulting in 2,319 birds becoming susceptible. One bird died and 2,319 birds were destroyed. The source of the outbreaks was fomites, airborne spread and 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.

 

 

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