May 25, 2015
 
Reoccurrences of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus detected across the world (Global Animal Disease Update) (week ended May 22, 2015)
 
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Reoccurrences of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus were detected across the world this week. The following report provides an overview of the overall disease situation.

 
ASIA

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

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

The information was received by the OIE on May 17 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 29, 2014 at Cai Cui, Hao Loc, Tam Binh, Vinh Long. 300 cases were identified in birds, resulting in 300 birds becoming susceptible. 200 infected birds died and all other birds were destroyed. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures included the disinfection of infected premises. No vaccination and treatment were given to the affected animals.

2.  Reoccurrence of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus detected in Chinese Taipei

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

The information was received by the OIE on May 18 from Dr. Ping-Cheng Yang, Vice President, Agriculture Technology Research Institute, Council of Agriculture, Hsinchu City, Chinese Taipei.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on January 8 at Yunlin county and Pingtung county. 1,609 cases were identified in birds, resulting in 4,880 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 quarantine, movement control inside the country, screening, zoning and disinfection of infected premises. Vaccination is prohibited and no treatment was given to the affected animals.
 
3.  Reoccurrence of high pathogenic avian influenza virus detected in Chinese Taipei

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

The information was received by the OIE on May 18 from Dr. Ping-Cheng Yang, Vice President, Agriculture Technology Research Institute, Council of Agriculture, Hsinchu City, Chinese Taipei.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on January 7 at Yunlin county, Pingtung county and Changhua county. 25,060 cases were identified in birds, resulting in 64,498 birds became susceptible. All infected birds died and all other birds were destroyed. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

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

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

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

The information was received by the OIE on May 19 Mr. Ashok Kumar Angurana, Secretary, Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying & Fisheries, Ministry of Agriculture, New Delhi, India.

The outbreak was reported to be on March 4 at Manipur and Andhra Pradesh. 41,980 cases were identified in birds, resulting in 223,078 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 quarantine, movement control inside the country, screening and disinfection of infected premises. Vaccination is prohibited and no treatment was given to the affected animals.
 

EUROPE

5.  Reoccurrence of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus detected in Turkey

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

The information was received by the OIE on May 18 from 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 April 23 at Moralilar, Manisa. 137 cases were identified in birds, all of them dying, and resulting in 170,000 others becoming susceptible. All susceptible birds were destroyed. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.

Control measures, among others, included quarantine, movement control inside the country, zoning and disinfection of infected premises. No vaccination and treatment were given to the affected animals.
 

AMERICAS

6.  Reoccurrence of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus detected in US
 
Reoccurrence of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus, serotype H5N2, was detected in the United States, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on May 20 from Dr. John Clifford, Deputy Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, United States Department of Agriculture, Washington, United States.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on December 10, 2014 in the Midwest. 14 cases were identified in birds, resulting in all dying and 9,877,447 birds becoming susceptible. 884,294 birds were destroyed. The source of the outbreaks was contact with wild species.

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


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