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December 27, 2017
 
First occurrence of H5N6 detected in Philippines (Global Animal Disease Update) (Dec 22, 2017)
 
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A first occurrence of H5N6 was detected in the Philippines this week. The following report contains an overview of the disease situation.

ASIA

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

Reoccurrence of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus, serotype H5N1, was detected in Cambodia, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) reports.

The information was received by the OIE on December 18 from Dr. Sen Sovann, Director General, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, General Directorate of Animal Health and Production (GDAHP), Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on December 6, with one outbreak reported in KG Thom. 4,000 fatal cases were identified in birds, resulting in 1,000 others becoming susceptible, which were all destroyed. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures, included movement control inside the country and disinfection. Surveillance outside containment and protection zones is to be applied. Vaccination is prohibited and no treatment was given to affected animals.

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

The information was received by the OIE on December 19 from Dr. Zhang Zhongqui, Director General, China Animal Disease Control Centre, Veterinary Bureau, Ministry of Agriculture, Beijing, the People’s Republic of China

The outbreak event was reported to have started on February 3, with two outbreaks reported in Guizhou. Ten cases were identified in cattle, 78 cases were identified in swine, resulting in 74 cattle and 263 swine becoming susceptible. Four swine died, 64 cattle and 181 swine were destroyed. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

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

3.  First occurrence of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus detected in Philippines

A first occurrence of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus, serotype H5N6, was detected in the Philippines, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on December 21 from Dr. Enrico Garzon, Assistant Secretary for Livestock, Bureau of Animal Industry, Department of Agriculture, Quezon City, Philippines.

One outbreak was reported to have started on November 11 in Nueva Ecija province in northern Philippines. 27,675 fatal cases were identified in birds, resulting in 14,325 others becoming susceptible, which were killed and disposed of. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures, included movement control inside the country, disinfection, surveillance within and outside containment and protection zones, screening, quarantine, official destruction of animal products, official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste, zoning and ante- and post-mortem inspections. Vaccination is permitted (if a vaccine exists) but no treatment was given to affected animals. Traceability, control of wildlife reservoirs, and processes to inactivate the pathogenic agent in products or by-products are to be applied.
 


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