Disease Reports of Note During Q2 2019

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 anthrax in African elephant in Chobe.
Cameroon OIE reported African horse sickness (AHS). 26 domestic horses and 246 donkeys, mules and hinnies affected. This is the first occurrence of a listed disease in the country.
Chad   OIE reported African horse sickness (AHS), 2 outbreaks, first occurrence of the disease in the country.
Comoros OIE reported the first occurrence of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD), serotype O, in Mwali, affecting 201 cattle.
Eswatini   OIE reported African horse sickness (AHS) in the Kingdom of Eswatini (Swaziland), 4 outbreaks.
Kenya OIE reported an increase in mortality of anthrax in buffaloes in Lake Nakuru National Park. The unusual mortality was reported between 29th March and 7th April 2019. The park is completely fenced and there is no interaction with livestock.
Libya OIE reported foot-and-mouth disease (FMD), 2 outbreaks. Samples are being processed.
Libya OIE reported peste des petits ruminants (PPR), 179 cases.
Senegal OIE reported equine influenza (EI). Stray donkeys are the main animals affected. 3651 cases in 2 outbreaks. First occurrence of the disease in the country.
South Africa  OIE reported African swine fever (ASF), 32 cases in North West Province.
South Africa OIE reported African swine fever (ASF), 39 cases in Mpumalanga.

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Asia

Bangladesh   OIE reported highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) A virus H5, in Khulna. 31 cases reported in house crow.
Bhutan  OIE reported a new case of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1. Outbreak occurred in a backyard and semicommercial poultry farm in Chhukha, close to Indian border town Jaigoan.
Cambodia OIE reported the first occurrence of African swine fever (ASF) in the country. The outbreak was found in Rattanakiri near the Vietnam border, affecting 400 backyard pigs.
Cambodia OIE reported Newcastle disease (ND), 23 cases in Kg. Cham.
Cambodia   OIE reported highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N6, new strain in the country. Outbreak in Takeo.
China OIE reported African swine fever (ASF), 91 cases, 2 outbreaks in Hubei.
China OIE reported highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 in Liaoning, 1000 birds affected. 
China OIE reported African swine fever (ASF) outbreak in Xinjiangm, 15 cases.
China OIE reported African swine fever (ASF), 263 cases across Tibet.
China   OIE reported African swine fever (ASF), 2 outbreaks in Hainan, 77 cases.
China OIE reported African swine fever (ASF) in Hong Kong. This is their first case and was detected in the carcass of an imported pig.
China 116 African swine fever (ASF) outbreaks were reported in the country since the disease was first detected last August, according to the official reports.
North Korea OIE reported African swine fever (ASF) in Chagang-Do, 77 cases.
Taiwan OIE reported highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N2, detected in a grey heron found dead in Guandu Park, Taipei City.

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Europe

Armenia OIE reported rabies, 1 canine case in Armavir.
Armenia OIE reported a case of rabies in a dog in Tavoush.
Croatia OIE reported a subclinical infection of brucellosis.
Denmark  OIE reported Pullorum disease. Outbreak in East, 1200 birds affected. The disease was last seen in the country in 2010.
France OIE reported Aujeszky’s disease, two cases epidemiologically linked, with the source of infection seeming to be contact with wild boars. 5 cases were detected in Alpes-De-Haute-Provence and Vaucluse.
Hungary  OIE reported African swine fever (ASF), identified in wild boar, 3 cases found in Hajdu-Bihar.
Hungary OIE reported a case of anthrax in Bekes.
Ireland OIE reported Babesia caballi in Kilkenny. The mare was imported to Ireland from another European country.
Kazakhstan OIE reported sheep and goat pox, 45 cases in Mangystauskaya.
Ukraine   OIE reported African swine fever (ASF) in Khmel'Nitskiy, 4 cases.
Ukraine OIE reported a new case of African swine fever (ASF) in wild boar in Kirovograd.
Ukraine OIE reported 3 cases of African swine fever (ASF) in Vinnitsa.
Ukraine OIE reported 2 cases of African swine fever (ASF) in Ternopl'.
Ukraine  OIE reported African swine fever (ASF) in Chernovtsy, 3 cases in wild boar.
Ukraine OIE reported a case of African swine fever (ASF) in Sumy.
United Kingdom OIE reported equine viral arteritis (EVA), 3 cases detected in an outbreak in England.
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Middle East

Israel OIE reported highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N8 in Hazafon. 350 cases were detected in a farm located in an aquaculture area with fish ponds attracting migrating birds.
Israel OIE reported foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) in Haifa. 3 cattle head affected.
Israel OIE reported bovine tuberculosis (bTB) in Hazafon, subclinical infection. This event is not connected to the event of tuberculosis reported in February 2019.
Palestine OIE reported foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) in the West Bank of Palestinian Autonomous Territories, affecting sheep and goats. Serotype has not been confirmed.
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North America

Mexico OIE reported H7N3 of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), 150 birds affected.
US  OIE reported tilapia lake virus (TiLV). This is the first detection of the disease in the United States and was reported in Idaho, Wyoming, and Colorado.
US – California OIE reported low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI) virus H5, detected in a commercial duck breeder flock during routine surveillance.
US – Illinois   The Illinois Department of Public Health has confirmed the first mosquitoes to test positive for West Nile virus (WNV) in Illinois for 2019.
US – Illinois The Ogle County Health Department has confirmed at least 1 mosquito pool has tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV) this year.
US – Missouri   OIE reported red sea bream iridovirus (RSIV) in imported ornamental fish.
US – Wisconsin Mosquitoes in Milwaukee have tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV), marking the first appearance of the virus in the state this year.
US – Wyoming  The Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) reported the first case of West Nile virus (WNV) for 2019.

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Oceania

No reports available at this time.
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South America

Brazil  OIE reported case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE). This was an atypical H-type in a 17-year-old beef cow. Atypical BSE is believed to occur spontaneously at a very low rate and does not change the official BSE risk status.
Chile  OIE reported equine infectious anaemia (EIA). The eight-year-old horse entered the country in October 2018.
Uruguay OIE reported equine infectious anaemia (EIA) in Florida, 18 subclinical cases.

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