August 1, 2016
 
Reoccurrence of bird flu reported in Iraq (Global Animal Disease Update) (week ended Jul 29, 2016)
 
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Reoccurrence of bird flu was reported in Iraq this week. The following report contains an overview of the disease situation.

ASIA

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

Reoccurrence of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus, serotype H5, was detected in Iraq, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) reports.

The information was received by the OIE on July 25 from Dr. Salah Fadhil Abbas, Director General, Veterinary Directorate, Ministry of Agriculture, Bagdad, Iraq.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on June 15, with 11 outbreaks reported in Baghdad and Wasit. 512,948 fatal cases were identified in birds, resulting in 2,310,087 others 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, traceability, dipping/spraying, 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 the affected animals.

2.  Reoccurrence of foot and mouth disease virus detected in Mongolia

Reoccurrence of foot and mouth disease virus was detected in the Mongolia, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on July 25 from Dr. Battsengel Dambadarjaa, Chief Veterinary Officer Director, Veterinary and Animal Breeding Service, Ministry for Food and Agriculture, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

The outbreak was reported to have started on July 16 on a farm in Govi-sumber. 43 cases were identified in cattle, resulting in three cattle dying and one cattle being 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 permitted but no treatment was given to the affected animals.

EUROPE

3.  First occurrence of lumpy skin disease virus detected in Montenegro             

A first occurrence of lumpy skin disease virus was detected in the Montenegro, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on July 25 from Dr. Vesna Dakovic, Acting Director, Administration for Food Safety, Veterinary and Phitosanitary Affairs, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Podgorica, Montenegro.

The outbreak event was reported to have started on July 21 on a farm in Bijelo Polje. One case was identified in cattle, resulting in three cattle becoming susceptible and one cattle being destroyed. The source of the outbreaks was unknown but was reported to be related to outbreaks of lumpy skin disease in other Balkan countries.

Control measures, among others, included movement control inside the country, disinfection, quarantine, surveillance outside containment and protection zones, official destruction of animal products, official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste, and control of vectors. Vaccination is prohibited and no treatment was given to the affected animals.

4.  Reoccurrence of bluetongue disease virus detected in France                          

Reoccurrence of bluetongue disease virus, serotype 8, was detected in France, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on July 25 from Dr. Loic Evain, Directeur Général adjoint, CVO, Direction générale de l'alimentation, Ministère de l'Agriculture, de l'Agroalimentaire et de la Forêt, Paris, France.

Two outbreaks were reported to have started on July 18 on farms in Lozère in south-eastern France. Three fatal cases were identified in cattle, resulting in 473 becoming susceptible. The source of the outbreaks was vectors.

Control measures included movement control inside the country, traceability, and zoning. Vaccination is permitted but no treatment was given to the affected animals.
 


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