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  • Serbia reports suspected African swine fever cases

    Source: https://news.yahoo.com/1-serbia-repo...172653642.html

    Serbia reports suspected African swine fever cases, neighbours ban imports
    Reuters•August 12, 2019
    (Updates with Balkan neighbours banning Serbian pig imports)

    PARIS, Aug 12 (Reuters) - Serbia has reported four suspected outbreaks of African swine fever among backyard pigs, the Paris-based World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Monday, prompting neighbouring countries to ban imports of the animals.

    Three of the cases were detected in the Belgrade area and one in the district of Podunavski, the OIE said, citing a report from Serbia's Agriculture Ministry.

    The suspected cases of the disease killed seven pigs while another 114 were slaughtered, the report showed.

    Bosnia, Montenegro and North Macedonia banned imports of pigs, wild boar and related products from Serbia to prevent the spread of the outbreak, the countries' veterinary authorities said...

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    African swine fever,
    Serbia
    Information received on 11/08/2019 from Dr Emina Milakara, DVM, Veterinary Services, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management, Belgrade, Serbia
    Summary
    Report type Immediate notification
    Date of start of the event 30/07/2019
    Date of confirmation of the event 09/08/2019
    Report date 11/08/2019
    Date submitted to OIE 11/08/2019
    Reason for notification First occurrence of a listed disease in the country
    Causal agent African swine fever virus
    Nature of diagnosis Suspicion
    This event pertains to the whole country
    New outbreaks (4)
    Outbreak 1 (1/2019) Rabrovac-Sume, Mladenovac, Beograd, Srbija
    Date of start of the outbreak 30/07/2019
    Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
    Epidemiological unit Backyard
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
    Swine 24 1 1 23 0
    Outbreak 2 (2/2019) Velika Krsna, Mladenovac, Beograd, Srbija
    Date of start of the outbreak 01/08/2019
    Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
    Epidemiological unit Backyard
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
    Swine 10 1 1 9 0
    Outbreak 3 (3/2019) Velika Krsna, Mladenovac, Beograd, Srbija
    Date of start of the outbreak 06/08/2019
    Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
    Epidemiological unit Backyard
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
    Swine 23 3 3 20 0
    Outbreak 4 (4/2019) Kusadak, Smederevska Palanka, Podunavski, Srbija
    Date of start of the outbreak 07/08/2019
    Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
    Epidemiological unit Backyard
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
    Swine 64 2 2 62 0
    Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 4
    Total animals affected
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
    Swine 121 7 7 114 0
    Outbreak statistics
    Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
    Swine 5.79% 5.79% 100.00% 100.00%
    *Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
    Epidemiology
    Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
    • Unknown or inconclusive
    Control measures
    Measures applied
    • Movement control inside the country
    • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
    • Traceability
    • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
    • Stamping out
    • Control of wildlife reservoirs
    • Zoning
    • Disinfection
    • Ante and post-mortem inspections
    • Vaccination permitted (if a vaccine exists)
    • No treatment of affected animals
    Measures to be applied
    • No other measures
    Diagnostic test results
    Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
    Animal Health Research Centre (CISA-INIA) – EU Reference Laboratory for ASF (Foreign laboratory) Swine real-time PCR Pending
    Future Reporting
    The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
    ...
    https://www.oie.int/wahis_2/public/w...reportid=31342
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