Disease Reports of Note During Q3 2017

The following is a selection of reports through the press. This does not include all outbreaks. It should be noted that more reports will be expected from countries with better surveillance systems and frequency of reporting does not provide an indication of prevalence.

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Africa Asia Oceania Europe Middle East North America South America

Africa

Botswana  OIE reported suspicion of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) outbreak in cattle.
Congo Foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) reported by the OIE in the territory of Uvira.
Malawi 26 cases of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) have been reported.
Mali  A 10-year-old boy has been confirmed with Rift Valley fever (RVF).
Mozambique An African elephant death from anthrax has been reported.
Namibia     An outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) reported by the OIE.
Nigeria     Rift Valley fever (RVF) has been detected by antibodies during active surveillance, first report of the disease in the country.
South Africa   Foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) SAT1 reported in Limpopo in cattle after contact with wild animals. This does not affect status of South Africa.
South Sudan   An outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) reported by the OIE in Western Lakes State.
Swaziland      African horse sickness reported by the OIE.
Togo         Highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 reported by the OIE at an intensive layer farm.
Zimbabwe    Eleven outbreaks of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD): 1094 cases were reported in areas close to a national park and wildlife conservancies, where mixing of cattle and buffaloes is exacerbated by the shortage of grazing pastures. Routine vaccinations in the affected areas were overdue.
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Asia

China        Ranavirus (Chinese giant salamander) outbreak reported by the OIE in Hong Kong.
India       A woman has died of swine influenza after traveling to India for a pilgrimage.
Laos      Highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 reported by the OIE.
Malaysia  Rabies reported by the OIE.
Myanmar  Highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 reported on a poultry farm.
Philippines  First occurrence of highly pathogenic avian influenza H5 reported by the OIE.
Thailand    A new case of tilapia lake virus reported by the OIE.
Turkmenistan OIE reported equine piroplasmosis.
Vietnam      Highly pathogenic avian influenza reported by the OIE.
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Europe

Bulgaria   OIE confirmed Newcastle disease.
Bulgaria   New cases of Brucella melitensis reported by the OIE.
Czech Republic The state has confirmed 22 cases of African swine fever (ASF) in wild boar, with more cases of the disease following later.
France     New cases of bluetongue serotype 4 reported.
Germany   Highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N8 reported affecting wild birds.
Greece     OIE reported a new case of lumpy skin disease, the disease has been detected in mainland.
Greece     West Nile fever cases reported by the OIE.
Greece      Sheep goat pox outbreak reported.
Ireland    Crayfish plague reported by the OIE.
Italy     Anthrax reported by the OIE.
Italy        PIE reported an outbreak of koi herpes virus.
Lithuania       African swine fever (ASF) has been reported as the "biggest" case of the disease to have affected the country.
Luxembourg   American foulbrood of honey bees reported by the OIE.
Netherlands Equine infectious anaemia reported by the OIE, first report of the disease in the country.
Norway      European foulbrood of honey bees has been reported by the OIE. The disease reoccurred at site that was previously affected in 2011.
Poland     African swine fever (ASF) reported by the OIE.
Portugal    Newcastle disease reported for the first time since 1997.
Romania       African swine fever (ASF) has been found in domestic pigs on a backyard farm. This is the first occurrence of the disease in the country.
Romania      OIE reported anthrax in goats.
Russia         New outbreaks of lumpy skin disease reported by the OIE.
Russia      OIE reported African swine fever (ASF) for the first time in the country.
Spain    A case of equine infectious anaemia reported.
Sweden   Recurrence of Newcastle disease reported by the OIE.
Switzerland   Equine infectious anaemia reported by the OIE.
Switzerland Highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N8 reported in a mute swan.
Ukraine      OIE report continued cases of African swine fever (ASF).
United Kingdom     A mute swan has been diagnosed with highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N8.
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Middle East

No reports available at this time.

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North America

Canada                   First human case of West Nile fever this year has been found.
US – Alabama       Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) reported by the OIE, atypical low-type BSE has been found in cattle. There is no risk of entering the food chain.
US – Connecticut     First human case of West Nile fever of the season reported in New Haven.
US – Massachusetts Health officials reported first human case of West Nile fever of the season.
US – Mississippi   Two human cases of West Nile fever have been confirmed.
US – North Dakota    Two human cases of West Nile fever have been reported.
US – South Dakota     First deer mortalities in 2017 due to bluetongue have been reported.
US – Tennessee     Human case of West Nile disease confirmed.
US – Texas      First occurrence of acute hepatopancreatic necrosis disease reported by the OIE.
US – Virginia    Bluetongue outbreak in deer has been reported in Southwest Virginia. Other neighboring states like Ohio and West Virginia are also reporting outbreaks of the disease.
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Oceania

No reports available at this time.

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South America

Panama             OIE reported the first occurrence of red sea bream iridovirus Ehime-1 in the country.
Uruguay       Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) detected for the first time in the country.
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