Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance (Rosselkhoznadzor)
Epidemic situation on animal highly dangerous diseases worldwide in March 2015


06.04.2015 14:34

According to the information of the World Organisation for Animal Health 392 outbreaks of highly dangerous diseases of animals and birds were registered worldwide in March 2015.

Thus, 7 African swine fever (ASF) outbreaks were registered in Russia:

- in the Oryol Oblast - 1 outbreak in the village of Tatarenkova, Bolkhovsky Raion, and 1 outbreak in the village of Volovuyevo, Mtsensky Raion;

- in the Volgograd Oblast – 1 outbreak on the farm Zapolyansky, Danilovsky Raion, 1 outbreak in the settlement of Kozlovka, Rudnyansky Raion, and 1 outbreak in the village of Andreyevka, Zhirnovsky Raion;

- in the Kaluga Oblast – 1 outbreak in the village of Novaya, Ulyanovsky Raion, and 1 outbreak in the village of Vyselky, Ferzikovsky Raion.

ASF outbreaks were also reported from Latvia (26), Lithuania (8) and Poland (5).

Bluetongue outbreaks were detected in Macedonia (3) and Croatia (10). Veterinary services of the following countries informed about outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza: Bulgaria (1), Vietnam (2), India (3), Myanmar (3), Nigeria (8), Palestine (1), Romania (1), USA (9), Taiwan (23) and South Korea (112). Two outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza were registered in earlier disease-free Sweden.

The latest foot-and-mouth disease outbreaks were officially confirmed in Algeria (7), Botswana (4), Mongolia (4) as well as in South Korea (118). Twelve outbreaks of Newcastle disease were registered in Israel.

Classical swine fever was detected in Columbia (6) and Latvia (2). Nodular dermatitis was diagnosed in Kuwait (3). A new outbreak of equine infectious anemia was reported from France. Veterinary services of Germany (1), USA (1) and RSA (6) informed about outbreaks of low pathogenic avian influenza.

For the first time from 2011 a leishmaniasis outbreak was registered in the territory of Uruguay.

Specialists of the FGBI “ARRIAH” Information and Analytical Department continue to monitor the development of the epidemic situation regarding animal and avian highly dangerous diseases worldwide.

FGBI “ARRIAH” Press Office

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