Published Date: 2018-11-28 13:48:14
Subject: PRO/AH/EDR> Foot & mouth disease - China (14): (XJ) st O, porcine, spread
Archive Number: 20181128.6168590
FOOT & MOUTH DISEASE - CHINA (14): (XINJIANG) SEROTYPE O, PORCINE, SPREAD
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Date: Tue 27 Nov 2018 10:16 GMT
Source: Reuters via NewsTrust [edited]
China's agriculture ministry on [Tue 27 Nov 2018] reported an outbreak of O-type foot-and-mouth disease [FMD] on a pig farm in the country's northwestern Xinjiang region.
The outbreak in Yining county, in Ili prefecture, infected 108 of 331 pigs on the farm, killing 46, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs said in a statement.
The other 285 pigs have been culled, it said.
[Byline: Tom Daly; editing: Tom Hogue]
ProMED-mail from HealthMap Alerts
[This is the 3rd FMD-O outbreak in Xinjiang since the start of the event on 15 Aug 2018 (archive no. 20180826.5988964), of which 2 outbreaks in cattle have already been reported to the OIE, on 23 Aug and 2 Nov 2018 respectively. Their OIE summary as of 2 Nov 2018, follows:
Total outbreaks = 2 (submitted)
Species / Susceptible / Cases / Deaths / Killed and disposed of / Slaughtered
Cattle / 446 / 83 / 4 / 442 / 0
For details of each of the 2 outbreaks, their summary, and a map, see http://www.oie.int/wahis_2/temp/reports/en_fup_0000028503_20181102_134543.pdf).
For the location of the current outbreak, less than 100 km [62 mi] from Kazakhstan's territory, see map at https://goo.gl/maps/Erwy3k3XXPo.
The current, 3rd outbreak, involves pigs, a species regarded, due to its proliferative FMD virus production, as a potential source of spread of airborne virus.
All outbreaks of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) reported in China from 1 Jan 2018 to date (27 Nov 2018) can be seen on the interactive map at https://tinyurl.com/yac2qmpa (click on the section of interest on the map and zoom in). - Mod.AS
HealthMap/ProMED-mail map of China: http://healthmap.org/promed/p/57407]