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  • Haiti - 1 new outbreak of African swine fever in animals in Anse-à-Pitre, Sud-Est department (OIE, September 18, 2021)

    Immediate notification
    African swine fever virus (Inf. with) , Haiti

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    COUNTRY OR ZONE
    ZONE

    DISEASE
    African swine fever virus (Inf. with)

    STARTED ON
    25-08-2021

    ANIMAL TYPE
    TERRESTRIAL

    CONFIRMED ON
    16-09-2021

    REASON
    Recurrence

    CAUSAL AGENT
    African swine fever virus

    ENDED ON
    -

    DISEASE CATEGORY
    OIE-listed

    REPORTED ON
    18-09-2021

    LAST OCCURRENCE
    20-09-1984
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    OUTBREAKS 1
    ...
    Outbreaks
    down
    ob_90911 - City of Anse-à-Pitre
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    OUTBREAK REFERENCE
    -

    STARTED ON
    26-08-2021

    EPIDEMIOLOGICAL UNIT
    Backyard

    NUMBER OF OUTBREAKS
    -

    ENDED ON
    -

    AFFECTED POPULATION DESCRIPTION
    -

    APPROXIMATE LOCATION
    City of Anse-à-Pitre

    FIRST ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISION
    Sud-Est

    SECOND ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISION
    Belle-Anse

    THIRD ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISION
    Anse-à-Pitre

    GEOGRAPHIC COORDINATES
    Lat : 18.0462

    Long : -71.7613


    SPECIES MEASURING UNIT SUSCEPTIBLE CASES DEATHS KILLED AND DISPOSED OF SLAUGHTERED/KILLED FOR COMMERCIAL USE VACCINATED
    Swine NEW Animal 2500 1 234 3 750 0
    TOTAL Animal 2500 1 234 3 750 0
    - NEW Animal 2500 1 234 3 750 0
    TOTAL Animal 2500 1 234 3 750 0
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    https://wahis.oie.int/#/report-info?reportId=39905
    "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
    -Nelson Mandela

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    Source: https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/haiti-...ears-1.5594671

    Haiti sees first African swine fever outbreak in 37 years
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    Published Tuesday, September 21, 2021 3:14PM EDT

    CHICAGO -- Haiti has its first outbreak of the fatal pig virus African swine fever in 37 years, the World Organisation for Animal Health said, fuelling concerns about the disease's spread in the Americas.

    The organization, known as the OIE, said in a report on Monday that one backyard farm in Anse-à-Pitre, near Haiti's border with the Dominican Republic, suffered an outbreak that began on Aug. 26...

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      Haiti-Swine fever-Health: They seized, killed and buried in Hinche, 18 pigs from the Dominican Republic

      ALIX LAROCHE SEPTEMBER 28, 2021

      Intercepted in a truck from the Dominican Republic, infected with African swine fever, 18 pigs, whose owners were trying to enter illegally with these quadrupeds into Haitian territory, were seized on Thursday, September 23, 2021, in the department of the Center. These animals were killed and buried in a pit, told HPN, Geebs Misrael Noël, a native of Hinche who is there.

      According to information provided by our source, this seizure operation was carried out by the customs authorities of the Central Plateau with the support of the local police. Question of preventing the disease in Haiti, in accordance with press release 001 of the Haitian government, after the alert, on July 29, 2021, of the presence of African swine fever (ASF) in the neighboring Republic.

      The departmental authorities, among others, those of the Departmental Directorate of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Rural Development (MARNDR), reinforced by the Departmental Agricultural Coordination which deals with the prevention, management and fight against African swine fever in the country, the Delegation, the town halls of Thomassique and Hinche, quickly agreed on the need to kill these pigs and bury them in a place which was subsequently disinfected.


      This is, according to the details of the Coordinator of the Health Protection Unit (UPS) concerning animals and plants located at the central office of MARNDR, Dr Haim Joseph Corvil, an action that is part of the framework of the fight against the spread of African swine fever in the country, where already a case has been detected recently in Anse-à-Pitre (South-East).

      The UPS Coordinator, who spoke at the microphones of the local press, further informs the coalition of a set of state entities, particularly the Ministries of Agriculture and the Interior through town halls, the Departmental Delegation , the customs and the police of Hinche who work in synergy to this end in order to thwart all imports from the Dominican Republic of live pigs but also of products derived from this animal, source of ASF.

      “We are eliminating pigs to prevent the disease from entering the territory. Their owners returned from the neighboring Republic with these animals. They were trying to enter Haiti illegally with these animals, the source of swine fever which could cause regrettable damage in the country, ”said the official.


      In addition to the Dominican Republic, it indicates in passing that the decision to prohibit the importation of pigs and pork products in Haiti, is valid for any other country.

      Also questioned by journalists, Inspector Saul Christianity, assistant responsible for the customs of Hinche, recalled that customs are there to properly fulfill their control mission. He says that this seizure operation of these 18 pigs which were then eliminated by the authorities, is part of the follow-up given to press release 001 of the Prime Minister's office.

      “Sometimes decisions are unpopular, but they are taken for the well-being of the people. No one is supposed to ignore the law, ”argued the customs officer.

      According to our source, the departmental director of Agriculture of the Center, the agricultural engineer Sylvestre Robert Joseph; the mayor of Hinche, François Avilma; a representative of the Haitian National Police, Jean Ganet and a representative of the Hinche prosecutor's office, Joseph Véliton were also present at the ceremony of elimination and burial of the suspected pigs.

      Note that swine fever has already affected Haiti in time. It was not without negative consequences. Already, in the Dominican Republic, we learn, the presence of this disease has a considerable negative impact on the economy, but also on the activities of Dominican breeders.

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      https://hpnhaiti.com/nouvelles/index...ue-dominicaine
      "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
      -Nelson Mandela

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