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OIE Pig Health News for the week

by 5m Editor
30 September 2006, at 2:47pm

EU - Report by the OIE on Aujeszky's Disease and Classical Swine Fever in Bolivia.

Aujeszky's disease in Bolivia: follow-up report No. 1

See also: 25 May 2006, 8 July 2005

Translation of information received on 23 September 2006 from Dr Ernesto Salas García, National Head for Animal Health, National Service for Animal and Plant Health and Food Safety (SENASAG), Trinidad:

End of previous report period: 23 May 2006 (see Disease Information, 19 [21], 420, dated 25 May 2006).

End of this report period: 20 September 2006.

Identification of agent: alphaherpesvirus.

Date of first confirmation of the event: 18 May 2006.

Date of start of the event: 8 May 2006.

Clinical disease: yes.

Nature of diagnosis: clinical and laboratory.

New outbreak:

First admini-
strative division
(province)
Lower admini-
strative division
Type of epide-miolo-gical unit Name of the loca-
tion
Date of start of the out
break
Spe-cies Number of animals in the outbreak
susce-
ptible
cases deaths dest-royed slaugh-tered
Chuq-
uisaca
Monte-
agudo
farm Cuma-
rindo
25 August 2006 sui 1,320 40 25 0 0

Diagnosis:

Laboratory where diagnostic tests were performed Species examined Diagnostic tests used Date Results
National Laboratory for Veterinary Research and Diagnosis (LIDIVET) sui competitive ELISA(1) 12 Sept. 2006 positive

Source of outbreak or origin of infection: probably contact with infected animal(s) at grazing/watering.

Control measures

A. Undertaken:

- movement control inside the country;

- quarantine;

- disinfection of infected establishment.

B. To be undertaken:

- partial stamping out;

- vaccination;

- dipping/spraying.

Treatment of affected animals: no.

Vaccination prohibited: no.

Final report: no.

(1) ELISA: enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay


Classical Swine Fever In Bolivia

(Date of previous outbreak of classical swine fever in Bolivia reported to the OIE: November 2005).

Immediate notification report

Translation of information received on 23 September 2006 from Dr Ernesto Salas García, National Head for Animal Health, National Service for Animal and Plant Health and Food Safety (SENASAG), Trinidad:

Report date: 22 September 2006.

Reason for immediate notification: re-occurrence of a listed disease or infection in a country or zone/compartment following a report declaring the outbreak(s) ended.

Identification of agent: classical swine fever virus.

Date of first confirmation of the event: 12 September 2006.

Date of start of the event: 25 August 2006.

Clinical disease: yes.

Nature of diagnosis: clinical and laboratory.

Details of outbreak:

First admini-
strative division
(province)
Lower admini-
strative division
Type of epide-miolo-gical unit Name of the loca
tion
Date of start of the out
break
Spe-cies Number of animals in the out
break
susce-
ptible
cases de
aths
dest-
royed
slaugh
tered
Chuq-
uisaca
Mont-
eagudo
farm Cuma-
rindo
12 Sept. 2006 sui 1,320 3 0 0 0

Location of the outbreak

Description of affected population: the affected animals showed signs of classical swine fever (inappetance, hyperthermia, weight loss and muscular tremor). Samples were taken from 8 animals, 3 of which tested positive.

Diagnosis:

Laboratory where diagnostic tests were performed Species examined Diagnostic tests used Date Results
National Laboratory for Veterinary Research and Diagnosis (LIDIVET) sui direct immunofluorescence 12 Sept. 2006 positive

Source of outbreak or origin of infection: unknown (investigations are ongoing).

Control measures

A. Undertaken:

- movement control inside the country;

- disinfection of infected premises/establishment(s);

- dipping/spraying.

B. To be undertaken:

- vaccination.

Treatment of affected animals: no.

Vaccination prohibited: no.

Final report: no.

Further Information

Information on Aujeszkys Disease (Pseudorabies)

Information on Classical Swine Fever

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