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Swine Vesicular Disease in Portugal

by 5m Editor
19 January 2004, at 12:00am

PORTUGAL - This is follow-up report No. 1 (via OIE) on the recent Swine Vesicular Disease outbreak in the Beira Litoral region of Portugal.

See also: 26 December 2003

Translation of information received on 13 January 2004 from Dr Carlos Agrela Pinheiro, Director General of Veterinary Services, Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Fisheries, Lisbon:

End of previous report period: 23 December 2003 (see Disease Information, 16 [52], 279, dated 26 December 2003).

End of this report period: 13 January 2004.

New outbreaks:

Location No. of outbreaks
Reigueira de Bidoeira de Cima, Leiria district, Beira Litoral region 1 farm

Total number of animals in the new outbreak:

species susceptible cases deaths destroyed slaughtered
sui 422 8 8 414 0

Epidemiology: clinical signs and positive serology in 5 animals.

A. Source of agent / origin of infection: unknown. Investigations under way.

B. Other epidemiological details: the outbreak is located within the surveillance zone, close to the first outbreak.

Control measures during reporting period:

- Quarantine of the affected holding.

- Stamping out.

- A 3-km-radius protection zone and a 10-km-radius surveillance zone were set up.

Information on Swine Vesicular Disease

Source: Office International des Epizooties - 16th January 2004

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