July 17, 2015

 

Poultry outbreaks reported in Asia, Europe and Africa (Global Animal Disease Update) (week ended July 17, 2015)

 
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Poultry outbreaks were reported in Asia, Europe and Africa this week. The following report contains an overview of the overall disease situation.

 

ASIA
 
1.    Reoccurrence of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus detected in Taiwan
 
Reoccurrence of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus, serotype H5N2, was detected in Taiwan, the OIE reports.
 
The information was received by the OIE on July 13 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, with outbreaks occurring in Changhua and Yunlin counties and Kaohsiung. 5,527 cases were identified in birds, resulting in 25,640 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.

 

EUROPE
 
2.    Reoccurrence of mycoplasma gallisepticum detected in Finland
 
 
Reoccurrence of mycoplasma gallisepticum was detected in Finland, the OIE reports.
 
The information was received by the OIE on July 13 from Dr. Taina Aaltonen, Chief Veterinary Officer and Deputy Director General, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Helsinki, Finland.
 
The outbreak event was reported to have started on May 28, with the 15 recent outbreaks occurring in Ita-suomi, Pohjois-suomi and Etela-soumi. 156 cases were identified in birds, resulting in 568 becoming susceptible. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.
 
Control measures, among others, included movement control inside the country. No vaccination and treatment were given to affected animals.
 
 
AFRICA
 
3.    Reoccurrence of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus detected in Nigeria
 
Reoccurrence of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus, serotype H5N1, was detected in Nigeria, the OIE reports.
 
The information was received by the OIE on July 16 from Dr. Abdulganiyu Abubakar, Chief Veterinary Officer, Federal Department of Veterinary Services, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Abuja, Nigeria.
 
Three outbreaks were reported in Lagos city. 353 fatal cases were identified in layers, resulting in 4,150 others becoming susceptible. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.
 
Control measures, among others, included quarantine and movement control inside the country. Vaccination is prohibited and no treatment was given to the affected animals.
 
 
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