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  • #16
    SEPTEMBER 2, 2018

    China bans pig shipments from regions hit by African swine fever as sixth case detected



    BEIJING (Reuters) - China imposed a ban on Sunday on transporting pigs and pork products from provinces which have reported outbreaks of African swine fever and will shut live hog markets in the regions, as authorities found a sixth case of the highly contagious virus.

    The measures announced by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs are the most drastic since the country discovered its first-ever case of the deadly virus a month ago, and come amid growing concerns about its spread through the world?s largest hog herd.

    China has discovered six cases of the disease in five provinces: in northeastern Liaoning, central Henan, and the eastern provinces of Anhui, Jiangsu and Zhejiang.

    The prohibition will effectively prevent slaughterhouses and meat processing factories from using pigs or pork from affected regions. Stopping pigs and pork products from being transported out of those regions will also cause major disruption to businesses from farmers, slaughterhouses and meat processors.
    China imposed a ban on Sunday on transporting pigs and pork products from provinces which have reported outbreaks of African swine fever and will shut live hog markets in the regions, as authorities found a sixth case of the highly contagious virus.
    Last edited by Gert van der Hoek; September 3, 2018, 04:51 AM.
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    • #17

      SEPTEMBER 3, 2018

      China reports second case of African swine fever in Xuancheng city, Anhui province


      BEIJING (Reuters) - A new case of African swine fever has been confirmed in eastern China’s Anhui province, said the country’s agriculture ministry on Monday, a second outbreak of the disease in Xuancheng city.

      The latest outbreak, the seventh in the country since early August, killed 83 pigs and infected another 152 on a farm with 308 pigs, said the ministry.

      The new case follows an announcement on Sunday of an earlier case in the same city.
      ?Addressing chronic disease is an issue of human rights ? that must be our call to arms"
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      • #18
        Government report - outbreak in Jiangsu province


        African swine fever epidemic in Yixing City, Wuxi City, Jiangsu Province
        Date: 2018-09-03 22:01 Author: Source: Agriculture and Rural Department of Public Information Office [font: DaZhong small ] Print


          The Information Office of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs was released on September 3 , and an epidemic of pigs and African pigs occurred in Yixing City, Wuxi City, Jiangsu Province.
          On September 3 , the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Areas received a report from the China Animal Disease Prevention and Control Center and was diagnosed by the China Center for Animal Health and Epidemiology (National Center for Animal Disease Research). A case of African piglets occurred in a farmer in Yixing City, Wuxi City, Jiangsu Province. In the epidemic situation, the farmer kept 97 pigs , 12 diseases and 9 deaths .
          Immediately after the outbreak, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs sent a steering group to Jiangsu Province. The local government has started the emergency response mechanism as required, and adopted measures such as blockade, culling, harmless treatment, disinfection, etc., to treat all the sick and culled pigs harmlessly. At the same time, all live pigs and susceptible animals and products are prohibited from entering or leaving the blockade. At present, the epidemic has been effectively disposed of.

        http://www.moa.gov.cn/xw/zwdt/201809...03_6156741.htm




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        • #19
          Government report - outbreak in Anhui province


          African swine fever epidemic occurred in Jinba Office, Xuanzhou District, Xuancheng City, Anhui Province
          Date: 2018-09-03 15:33 Author: Source: Agriculture and Rural Department of Public Information Office [font: DaZhong small ] Print


            The news office of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs was released on September 3, and an African pig swine epidemic occurred in the Jinba office of Xuanzhou District, Xuancheng City, Anhui Province.
            On September 3, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs received a report from the China Animal Disease Prevention and Control Center and was diagnosed by the China Center for Animal Health and Epidemiology (National Center for Animal Disease Research). A culture of Jinba Office in Xuanzhou District, Xuancheng City, Anhui Province. There was an African swine fever epidemic in the farm. The farm had 308 pigs, 152 with 83 deaths and 83 deaths.
            After the outbreak, the local authorities have started the emergency response mechanism according to the requirements, and adopted measures such as blockade, culling, harmless treatment, disinfection, etc., to treat all the sick and culled pigs harmlessly. At the same time, all live pigs and susceptible animals and products are prohibited from entering or leaving the blockade. At present, the epidemic has been effectively disposed of.

          http://www.moa.gov.cn/xw/zwdt/201809...03_6156729.htm





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          • #20
            China reports new African swine fever case as virus spreads

            sept 4, 2018

            HONG KONG/BEIJING (REUTERS) - China reported another outbreak of deadly African swine fever late on Monday (Sept 3), its third new case in two days, as the highly contagious disease spreads rapidly through the world's top pork producer.

            The latest case, the eighth since the virus was first reported in the country a month ago, was found in the city of Wuxi, the agriculture ministry said, two hours drive west of Shanghai in eastern China's Jiangsu province.

            The site is about 400km south of the city of Lianyungang, where authorities detected another outbreak in the eastern province.

            Edit: see post #18 for press release Min of Agriculture
            HONG KONG/BEIJING (REUTERS) - China reported another outbreak of deadly African swine fever late on Monday (Sept 3), its third new case in two days, as the highly contagious disease spreads rapidly through the world's top pork producer.. Read more at straitstimes.com.
            ?Addressing chronic disease is an issue of human rights ? that must be our call to arms"
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            • #21
              African swine fever,
              China (People's Rep. of)
              Information received on 03/09/2018 from Dr Zhang Zhongqui, Director General , China Animal Disease Control Centre, Veterinary Bureau, Ministry of Agriculture, Beijing, China (People's Rep. of)
              Summary
              Report type Follow-up report No. 1
              Date of start of the event 17/08/2018
              Date of confirmation of the event 30/08/2018
              Report date 03/09/2018
              Date submitted to OIE 03/09/2018
              Reason for notification First occurrence of a listed disease
              Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
              Causal agent African swine fever virus
              Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (advanced)
              This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
              Related reports Immediate notification (31/08/2018)
              Follow-up report No. 1 (03/09/2018)
              New outbreaks (3)
              Outbreak 1 Liufu Village, Five Star Township, Xuanzhou District , Xuancheng, Anhui
              Date of start of the outbreak 19/08/2018
              Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
              Epidemiological unit Farm
              Affected animals
              Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
              Swine 440 153 111 329 0
              Outbreak 2 Gouzu Village, Old Spring Tonship, Xuanzhou District , Xuancheng, Anhui
              Date of start of the outbreak 22/08/2018
              Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
              Epidemiological unit Farm
              Affected animals
              Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
              Swine 285 63 42 243 0
              Outbreak 3 Zhugong Village, Jinba Township, Xuanzhou District , Xuancheng, Anhui
              Date of start of the outbreak 27/08/2018
              Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
              Epidemiological unit Farm
              Affected animals
              Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
              Swine 308 152 83 225 0
              Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 3
              Total animals affected
              Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
              Swine 1033 368 236 797 0
              Outbreak statistics
              Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
              Swine 35.62% 22.85% 64.13% 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 outside containment and/or protection zone
              • Screening
              • Traceability
              • Quarantine
              • Official destruction of animal products
              • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
              • Stamping out
              • Zoning
              • Disinfection
              • Disinfestation
              • 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
              China Animal Health and Epidemiology Center, National Research center for exotic animal diseases (National laboratory) Swine polymerase chain reaction (PCR) 02/09/2018 Positive
              China Animal Health and Epidemiology Center, National Research center for exotic animal diseases (National laboratory) Swine polymerase chain reaction (PCR) 03/09/2018 Positive
              China Animal Health and Epidemiology Center, National Research center for exotic animal diseases (National laboratory) Swine real-time PCR 02/09/2018 Positive
              China Animal Health and Epidemiology Center, National Research center for exotic animal diseases (National laboratory) Swine real-time PCR 03/09/2018 Positive
              Future Reporting
              The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
              ...
              http://www.oie.int/wahis_2/public/wa...reportid=27809
              "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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              • #22
                Apparently the MoA announcements in posts 18 & 19 have been deleted from the MoA site. h/t Gert van der Hoek for the deletion information.


                Edit:

                Mike Coston found the links moved to a new page: http://www.moa.gov.cn/gk/yjgl_1/yqfb/
                Last edited by sharon sanders; September 4, 2018, 10:18 AM. Reason: added info

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                • #23
                  Contagious Bacon? Why the UN is Warning About a New Swine Fever that Can Spread Through Food

                  By: Alanna Shaikh, MPH on September 04, 2018

                  A unique kind of swine fever is spreading rapidly though China.
                  The UN Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) reports a severe outbreak of a disease called African Swine Fever, or ASF, that may cross Chinese borders and spread throughout Asia. So far, thousands have domestic pigs have been culled to slow the spread of the disease.

                  This could be an economic disaster. There are about 500 million pigs in China — it produces about half the world’s pork. And ASF is spreading fast. It’s already been detected in regions 1000 miles apart. There is no vaccine for ASF, and it’s almost 100% fatal in domestic pigs. Outbreaks are stopped by rapidly culling infected pigs, and applying rigorous hygiene and biosafety measures.

                  To date Chinese authorities have culled 24,000 pigs. The real fear here is not just China – if ASF could move this fast across China, it could also move into Korea and Southeast Asia.

                  African Swine Flu doesn’t infect people, so the harm it causes to humans is economic rather than medical. Still, the scary thing about African swine fever is that its spread is not restricted to live pigs. It can also be spread through food like pork meat, and even cured pork products. Think: contagious bacon. Outbreaks often start when pigs get into garbage left where they can eat it. Or, in at least one example, when a tourist shared food with a wild boar, triggering an outbreak that led to twelve herds being culled.

                  This is the first time that African swine fever has been reported in China.

                  The source of the initial outbreak is unknown, but the most likely cause is an infected pork product being brought across the border from Russia and discarded where domestic pigs could scavenge it. The disease has been prevalent in Russia for decades, as well as in Eastern Europe and Sardinia; 100,000 pigs have been culled in Romania this year because of ASF. In addition to the risks of pork products, the ASF virus lingers on surfaces, and can survive in very hot or very cold weather. This means the disease can be transmitted through the trucks used to transport swine, or even on shoes or farm equipment.

                  This is not the only disease that spreads among animals with human help. Hoof and mouth disease which infects pigs and cattle, but not humans, is an ongoing threat to European and British farming. It’s spread by infected meat products, and originally arrived in the UK from Asia because of improperly discarded food waste. Any time large numbers of animals are kept in close quarters, there is a risk of disease. Minor failures in hygiene or quarantine can lead to rapid outbreaks.

                  ASF is endemic and largely symptomless among wild pigs in Africa. In domestic swine that have been bred for food, however, it causes fatal hemorrhaging. And, of course, as more wild land is turned into farmland, more wild pigs are forced into contact with domestic animals. It was first identified when European settlers brought domestic swine to Africa in the early 20th century, but virus research indicates the disease probably evolved in the 1700s.

                  FAO is now working closely with governments in Asia to ramp up biosecurity efforts and contain the virus. They have activated a regional ASF contingency plan, and are training veterinarians in the region. Beijing has asked farmers to stop transporting live hogs from high risk areas. Chinese authorities, however, don’t sound optimistic. The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs issued a statement that, “We cannot rule out the possibility of new African swine fever outbreaks,” going on to state that neighboring countries have been infected with the disease for a long time.

                  The evolving economic catastrophe of Africa Swine Fever is reminder of why international health regulations, and institutions, exist. Rapid detection of ASF infections, good biosafety techniques in farms and at borders, and close cooperation among regions and nations will be required to keep ASF contained. Detection, biosafety, cooperation – they’re the same tools that are being used against Ebola in Congo right now, and against Zika virus in Brazil. When governments stop taking those tools seriously, epidemics get the chance to spread.

                  https://www.undispatch.com/contagiou...-through-food/
                  "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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                  • #24
                    dommage l'oubi du danger troph?e de chasse

                    " Lors de voyages de chasse en Europe de l?Est, Russie, Mongolie
                    o Nettoyer soigneusement et minutieusement son mat?riel avant de revenir en France (mat?riel de chasse, v?tements, chaussures et voiture le cas ?ch?ant).
                    o Ne pas rapporter de viande ou de produits (charcuterie) ? base de sanglier ou de porc, ou de troph?es de chasse.
                    o Eviter tout contact avec les porcs ou sangliers dans les zones contamin?es. "



                    https://www.plateforme-esa.fr/sites/...0PTF%20ESA.pdf

                    mais je me demande ou l'on trouve la liste compl?te des produits ? risque ?

                    ce serait mieux pour une communication juste

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                    • #25
                      9th reported outbreak

                      African swine fever epidemic in Changqing Township, a suburb of Jiamusi City, Heilongjiang Province
                      2018-09-05



                       The Information Office of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs was released on September 5 , and an African pig swine epidemic occurred in Changqing Township, a suburb of Jiamusi City, Heilongjiang Province.

                        9 Yue 5 Ri , the Ministry of agriculture and rural areas to the control center reported Chinese animal epidemic prevention, the China Animal Health and Epidemiology Center (National Center for Exotic Animal Disease Research) confirmed, suburban Jiamusi City, Heilongjiang Province, some farmers Evergreen Township occurred in Africa In the case of swine fever, the farmer kept 87 pigs , with 39 heads and 12 deaths .

                        Immediately after the outbreak, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs sent a steering group to Heilongjiang Province. The local government has started the emergency response mechanism as required, and adopted measures such as blockade, culling, harmless treatment, disinfection, etc., to treat all the sick and culled pigs harmlessly. At the same time, all live pigs and susceptible animals and products are prohibited from entering or leaving the blockade. At present, the epidemic has been effectively disposed of.


                      wikipedia



                      http://www.moa.gov.cn/gk/yjgl_1/yqfb...05_6156878.htm

                      Last edited by sharon sanders; September 5, 2018, 07:25 AM. Reason: added detailed link
                      ?Addressing chronic disease is an issue of human rights ? that must be our call to arms"
                      Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief The Lancet

                      ~~~~ Twitter:@GertvanderHoek ~~~ GertvanderHoek@gmail.com ~~~

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                      • #26
                        African swine fever,
                        China (People's Rep. of)
                        Information received on 04/09/2018 from Dr Zhang Zhongqui, Director General , China Animal Disease Control Centre, Veterinary Bureau, Ministry of Agriculture, Beijing, China (People's Rep. of)
                        Summary
                        Report type Follow-up report No. 1
                        Date of start of the event 15/08/2018
                        Date of confirmation of the event 19/08/2018
                        Report date 04/09/2018
                        Date submitted to OIE 04/09/2018
                        Reason for notification First occurrence of a listed disease
                        Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
                        Causal agent African swine fever virus
                        Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (advanced)
                        This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
                        Related reports Immediate notification (19/08/2018)
                        Follow-up report No. 1 (04/09/2018)
                        New outbreaks (1)
                        Outbreak 1 Chengdian village, Yangxiang township, Yixin City, Wuxi, Jiangsu
                        Date of start of the outbreak 29/08/2018
                        Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
                        Epidemiological unit Farm
                        Affected animals
                        Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
                        Swine 97 12 9 88 0
                        Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
                        Total animals affected
                        Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
                        Swine 97 12 9 88 0
                        Outbreak statistics
                        Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
                        Swine 12.37% 9.28% 75.00% 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
                        Epidemiological comments Blockade, disinfection and screening measures continue to be implemented in the infected areas. Stamping out and disposal have been completed with a total of 14,598 pigs culled, including 4,647 pigs in the initial infection point and 9,951 pigs in infected areas by August 21. Up to August 29, 930,000 farms and 86,592,800 pigs have been screened and no abnormal situation was detected.
                        Control measures
                        Measures applied
                        • Movement control inside the country
                        • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
                        • Screening
                        • Traceability
                        • Quarantine
                        • Official destruction of animal products
                        • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
                        • Stamping out
                        • Zoning
                        • Disinfection
                        • 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
                        China Animal Health and Epidemiology Center, National Research center for exotic animal diseases (National laboratory) Swine polymerase chain reaction (PCR) 03/09/2018 Positive
                        China Animal Health and Epidemiology Center, National Research center for exotic animal diseases (National laboratory) Swine real-time PCR 03/09/2018 Positive
                        Future Reporting
                        The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
                        ...
                        http://www.oie.int/wahis_2/public/wa...reportid=27690
                        "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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                        • #27
                          African swine fever,
                          China (People's Rep. of)
                          Information received on 05/09/2018 from Dr Zhang Zhongqui, Director General , China Animal Disease Control Centre, Veterinary Bureau, Ministry of Agriculture, Beijing, China (People's Rep. of)
                          Summary
                          Report type Immediate notification
                          Date of start of the event 01/09/2018
                          Date of confirmation of the event 05/09/2018
                          Report date 05/09/2018
                          Date submitted to OIE 05/09/2018
                          Reason for notification First occurrence of a listed disease
                          Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
                          Causal agent African swine fever virus
                          Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (advanced)
                          This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
                          New outbreaks (1)
                          Outbreak 1 Fanjia Tun, Changqing Township, Jiamusi, Heilongjiang
                          Date of start of the outbreak 01/09/2018
                          Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
                          Epidemiological unit Backyard
                          Affected animals
                          Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
                          Swine 87 39 12 75 0
                          Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
                          Total animals affected
                          Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
                          Swine 87 39 12 75 0
                          Outbreak statistics
                          Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
                          Swine 44.83% 13.79% 30.77% 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 outside containment and/or protection zone
                          • Screening
                          • Traceability
                          • Quarantine
                          • Official destruction of animal products
                          • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
                          • Stamping out
                          • Zoning
                          • Disinfection
                          • Disinfestation
                          • 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
                          China Animal Health and Epidemiology Center, National Research Center for Exotic Animal Diseases (National laboratory) Swine polymerase chain reaction (PCR) 05/09/2018 Positive
                          China Animal Health and Epidemiology Center, National Research Center for Exotic Animal Diseases (National laboratory) Swine real-time PCR 05/09/2018 Positive
                          Future Reporting
                          The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
                          ...
                          http://www.oie.int/wahis_2/public/wa...reportid=27819
                          "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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                          • #28
                            An African swine fever epidemic occurred in Fengyang County, Quzhou City, Anhui Province.

                            Date: 2018-09-06 13:40 Author: Source: Agriculture and Rural Department of Public Information Office [font: DaZhong small ] Print

                              The Information Office of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs released on September 6th , and a pig swine epidemic occurred in Fengyang County, Quzhou City, Anhui Province.   On September 6 , the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs received a report from the China Animal Disease Prevention and Control Center and was diagnosed by the China Center for Animal Health and Epidemiology (National Center for Animal Disease Research). African pigs occurred in a farm in Fengyang County, Quzhou City, Anhui Province. In the case of the plague, the farm has 886 pigs , 62 diseases and 22 deaths .
                              Immediately after the outbreak, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs sent a steering group to the local area. The local government has started the emergency response mechanism as required, and adopted measures such as blockade, culling, harmless treatment, disinfection, etc., to treat all the sick and culled pigs harmlessly. At the same time, all live pigs and susceptible animals and products are prohibited from entering or leaving the blockade. At present, the epidemic has been effectively disposed of.

                            http://www.moa.gov.cn/gk/yjgl_1/yqfb...06_6156893.htm

                            ------------------------------------------

                            A pig swine epidemic occurred in Jiamusi City, Wuhu City and Xuancheng City.

                            Date: 2018-09-06 17:11 Author: Source: Agriculture and Rural Department of Public Information Office [font: DaZhong small ] Print

                              The Information Office of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs was released on September 6th . Jiamusi City of Heilongjiang Province and Wuhu City and Xuan City of Anhui Province were newly diagnosed together with pigs and African pigs.   9 Yue 6 Ri , the Ministry of agriculture and rural areas to the control center reported Chinese animal epidemic prevention, the China Animal Health and Epidemiology Center (National Center for Exotic Animal Disease Research) confirmed, Chaoyang District, Jiamusi City, Heilongjiang Province, a farmers occurrence of African swine fever In the epidemic situation, the farmer kept 203 live pigs with 26 diseases and 10 deaths . An African pig swine epidemic occurred in a farmer in Xuzhen Town, Nanling County, Wuhu City, Anhui Province. The farmer had 30 pigs and 13 diseases , and died 4 head; Xuancheng city Lake street office a day Xuanzhou farmers African swine fever epidemic occurred, the farmers herds of pigs 52 head, the incidence of 15 head and died 15 head.
                              Immediately after the outbreak, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs sent a steering group to the local area. The local government has started the emergency response mechanism as required, and adopted measures such as blockade, culling, harmless treatment, disinfection, etc., to treat all the sick and culled pigs harmlessly. At the same time, all live pigs and susceptible animals and products are prohibited from entering or leaving the blockade. At present, the above epidemic has been effectively disposed of.

                            http://www.moa.gov.cn/gk/yjgl_1/yqfb...06_6156940.htm









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                            • #29
                              African swine fever,
                              China (People's Rep. of)
                              Information received on 06/09/2018 from Dr Zhang Zhongqui, Director General , China Animal Disease Control Centre, Veterinary Bureau, Ministry of Agriculture, Beijing, China (People's Rep. of)
                              Summary
                              Report type Follow-up report No. 2
                              Date of start of the event 17/08/2018
                              Date of confirmation of the event 30/08/2018
                              Report date 06/09/2018
                              Date submitted to OIE 06/09/2018
                              Reason for notification First occurrence of a listed disease
                              Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
                              Causal agent African swine fever virus
                              Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (advanced)
                              This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
                              Related reports Immediate notification (31/08/2018)
                              Follow-up report No. 1 (03/09/2018)
                              Follow-up report No. 2 (06/09/2018)
                              New outbreaks (1)
                              Outbreak 1 Wugang Village, Damiao Township, Fengyang, Chuzhou, Anhui
                              Date of start of the outbreak 02/09/2018
                              Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
                              Epidemiological unit Farm
                              Affected animals
                              Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
                              Swine 886 62 22 864 0
                              Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
                              Total animals affected
                              Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
                              Swine 886 62 22 864 0
                              Outbreak statistics
                              Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
                              Swine 7.00% 2.48% 35.48% 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 outside containment and/or protection zone
                              • Screening
                              • Traceability
                              • Quarantine
                              • Official destruction of animal products
                              • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
                              • Stamping out
                              • Zoning
                              • Disinfection
                              • Disinfestation
                              • 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
                              China Animal Health and Epidemiology Center, National Research center for exotic animal diseases (National laboratory) Swine polymerase chain reaction (PCR) 06/09/2018 Positive
                              China Animal Health and Epidemiology Center, National Research center for exotic animal diseases (National laboratory) Swine real-time PCR 06/09/2018 Positive
                              Future Reporting
                              The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
                              ...
                              http://www.oie.int/wahis_2/public/wa...reportid=27839
                              "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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                              • #30
                                ASF update: China outbreaks hit 11 ? pork prices rise


                                Sep 6, 2018



                                More outbreaks of African Swine Fever (ASF) keep being reported from China. The total count of outbreaks is now at 11 in 6 different provinces. China has locked down over the ASF threat with prices for pork rising steeply.

                                The latest report that arrived at the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) is about an outbreak at a backyard farm in the city Jiamusi near the border with Russia. The transport of infected pigs that was eventually discovered in Henan province on August 14, originated from this town.

                                The ASF virus has been travelling far

                                The confirmation of ASF in Heilongjiang means that it has been confirmed that the virus has travelled over 3,000 kilometres in China alone. Just over a month ago, ASF was unknown in the whole of Asia.

                                The province that has been reporting most outbreaks so far, has been Anhui province, where 5 of the 11 outbreaks were found. Especially around the city Xuancheng, 3 farms have been found infected. Also outbreaks were found in Wuhu and ? very recently ? in Chuzhou, according to the OIE.


                                Transportation of pigs and pork has been banned

                                As a consequence of the growing number of outbreaks, transportation of pigs and pork has been banned in infected provinces. The shortage or expected problems can lead to pork price increases, reports Reuters. For instance, in Zhejiang province, south of Shanghai, prices have gone up to 18 yuan/kg, where they used to be 14 yuan/kg last week.




                                Map at link below.


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