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  • Timor-Leste - 100 outbreaks of African swine fever in smallholder pig farms in Dili Municipality (OIE, September 27, 2019)

    African swine fever,
    Timor-Leste
    Information received on 27/09/2019 from Dr Da Costa Jong Joanita Bendita, National Director of Veterinary Directorate, Veterinary Directorate, Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Dili, Timor-Leste
    Summary
    Report type Immediate notification
    Date of start of the event 09/09/2019
    Date of confirmation of the event 26/09/2019
    Report date 27/09/2019
    Date submitted to OIE 27/09/2019
    Reason for notification First occurrence of a listed disease in the country
    Causal agent African swine fever virus
    Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (advanced), Necropsy
    This event pertains to the whole country
    New outbreaks (100)
    Outbreak cluster 1 Dili Municipality, Timor Leste (100 outbreaks)
    Date of start of the outbreak 09/09/2019
    Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
    Epidemiological unit Backyard
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
    Swine 405 405
    Affected population A hundred outbreaks in smallholder pig farms in Dili Municipality. The total number of pigs in smallholder farms in the Dili Municipality is estimated to be 44,000 pigs based on 2015 census data.
    Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 100
    Total animals affected
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
    Swine 405 405
    Outbreak statistics
    Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
    Swine ** ** 100.00% **
    *Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
    **Not calculated because of missing information
    Epidemiology
    Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
    • Unknown or inconclusive
    Epidemiological comments Unconfirmed reports of pig deaths in Baucau and Liquica municipalities.
    Control measures
    Measures applied
    • Movement control inside the country
    • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
    • Quarantine
    • 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
    Australian Animal Health Laboratory (Foreign laboratory) Swine real-time PCR 26/09/2019 Positive
    Future Reporting
    The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
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    https://www.oie.int/wahis_2/public/w...reportid=31960
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    Source: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-t...-idUSKBN1WF13S

    East Timor reports African swine fever outbreaks
    September 30, 2019 / 6:57 AM / Updated 2 hours ago

    PARIS (Reuters) - East Timor reported outbreaks of African swine fever last week, the first occurrence near its border with giant neighbor Indonesia of a virus that killed millions of pigs around Asia, the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) said.

    A hundred outbreaks killed a total of 405 backyard pigs from smallholders’ farms in the Dili municipal region in the country’s north, East Timor’s agriculture ministry said in a report posted on the website of the Paris-based OIE.

    The tiny Pacific nation of East Timor shares an island with Indonesia’s province of East Nusa Tenggara and is located north of Australia...

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