Global Disease Monitoring Reports

Monday, April 23, 2018 – Monday, May 28, 2018

 

Sunday, March 18, 2018 – Monday, April 23, 2018

The global swine disease surveillance system is initially being tested for the three tier-1 foreign swine diseases (ASF, CSF, FMD) with the expectation of expanding it to other relevant diseases of swine in the future.

Effective this month, searches for porcine rotavirus, porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) and Aujeszky’s disease/pseudorabies (suid herpesvirus 1 (SuHV1)) began. However, no relevant news item was identified for any of those diseases and we are still in the process of optimizing the searched for those pathogens.

April saw the addition of Hungary as the seventh country in the EU now with African Swine Fever. It was found in a wild boar that was a considerable distance from known infected populations. Local authorities report that the disease was probably introduced through infected food waste. Pig prices have plunged as external markets; Serbia, Japan and South Korea have stopped importations of pigs and pork products.

Monday, February 12, 2018 – Monday, March 28, 2018

  • Classical Swine Fever (CSF)
  • African Swine Fever (ASF)
  • Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD)

This past month saw some more activity of FMD in China and Korea. In both countries, there is extensive vaccination for the disease, but the efficacy of the vaccine and the compliance to the vaccination regime can vary widely. The Korean outbreak was the first farm affected in Korea since Feb, 2017. Though China reports sporadic cases, a case where a herd 1200 sheep affected in the Henan province of China raises additional concerns. Henan is a swine dense province, and this level of disease may have negative effects on the large producers in the area.

Monday, December 18, 2017 – Sunday, January 14, 2018

  • Classical Swine Fever (CSF)
  • African Swine Fever (ASF)
  • Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD)

The current concern continues to focus on African swine fever in Poland and surrounding countries. Infected wild boars continue to be identified in the vicinity surrounding Warsaw, and the possibility of spread of the disease to the pig intensive area of eastern Poland continues to be a concern. Countries in the region are using a combination of increased hunting of wild boar along with boar proof fencing along borders to attempt to control the spread of the disease.

Monday, November 20, 2017 – Sunday, December 17, 2017

  • Classical Swine Fever (CSF)
  • African Swine Fever (ASF)
  • Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD)

African Swine Fever continues to be a major concern in Eastern Europe and Russia. Forty new cases have been found in wild boar around Warsaw, Poland, the furthest west that this disease has been seen in Poland. This has heightened concern of onward transmission to large commercial farms in western Poland and even East Germany.

Sunday, November 05, 2017 – Sunday, November 19, 2017

  • Classical Swine Fever (CSF)
  • African Swine Fever (ASF)
  • Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD)
Two areas of concern show up in this month’s reports. The first is an outbreak of ASF in Belarus. Though reported in the press, there has been no official report of the disease in the interim. The lack of reporting often reflects a reluctance to put control measures in place. The second is a large outbreak in the Tyumen region of Russia. Outbreaks in Siberia have the added concern of moving within the region towards the pig dense areas in China. The borders of in this region across Russia, Khazakstan, Mongolia and China are uncontrolled in many areas.