Saturday, September 15, 2018

China: MOA Reports 2 New ASF Outbreaks (Inner Mongolia, Henan Province)














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After 4 days without an update, overnight China's Ministry of Agriculture has posted two new African Swine Fever outbreaks on their epidemic disease list.  This update adds a new territory - Inner Mongolia - to the growing list of regions affected in China.
`Abaqi flag of Inner Mongolia' is the rough translation for Abag Banner, a county within Inner Mongolia, under the administration of Xilin Gol League.
The other outbreak is the second reported from Henan province, although their first outbreak (detected at a slaughter house) came from an imported pig from Heilongjiang Province a month ago (see China MOA Confirms 2nd Outbreak Of African Swine Fever - Henan ex Heilongjiang Province).

Abaqi flag of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region and Jiaxian County of Henan Province have an African swine fever epidemic

Date: 2018-09-14 20:40 Author: Source: Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Press Office 

The Information Office of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs was released on September 14th. Abaqi Banner of Xilin Gol League of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region and Jiajia County of Xinxiang City of Henan Province each had a pig swine epidemic.

On September 12, the Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Department of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region discovered that the pigs in the Abaqi Banner of Xilin Gol League had died of unknown causes during the investigation of the African swine fever epidemic situation; the Henan Provincial Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Department discovered Xinxiang when conducting the investigation of the African swine fever epidemic situation. The city was killed by an unidentified pig in a farm in Jiaxian County. 


On September 14, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs received a report from the China Center for Animal Disease Control and Prevention. The Chinese Animal Health and Epidemiology Center (National Center for Animal Diseases and Diseases) confirmed that the above-mentioned pigs died of unexplained deaths. There were 16 pigs in the Abaqi Banner in Inner Mongolia, and 16 pigs died. In Henan Province, there were 148 pigs in the Jiaxian farm and 64 deaths.

Immediately after the outbreak, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs sent a steering group to the local area. The local government has started the emergency response mechanism as required, and adopted measures such as blockade, culling, harmless treatment, disinfection, etc., to treat all the sick and culled pigs harmlessly. At the same time, all live pigs and susceptible animals and products are prohibited from entering or leaving the blockade. At present, the above epidemic has been effectively disposed of.

Report of outbreaks from China's MOA continues to be erratic, with some outbreaks having appeared on OIE Notifications, but not on their list (see China: OIE Notified Of 4 Additional ASF Outbreaks In Liaoning Province).
Depending upon whose list you use, China has reported either 16 or 20 outbreaks from 7 Provinces and/or Territories.
Meanwhile, the MOA continues to hold emergency meetings and to implore all stakeholders to take these outbreaks seriously, as typified by the following announcement which describes the control of ASF as `complicated and grim'.

Han stressed the inter-ministerial coordination meeting on the prevention and control of African swine fever attach great importance to their duties joint action closely cooperate  and jointly improve the prevention and control of African swine fever

Date: 2018-09-14 22:23 Author: Source: Agriculture and Rural Department of Public Information Office 

  Ben on September 14, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural African swine fever prevention and control of organized inter-ministerial coordination meeting to convey the central leading comrades to learn important instructions written instructions, exchange prevention and control work progress, research supervision program of work of various departments, improve joint prevention control coordination mechanism. Minister of Agriculture and Rural Minister Han Changfu stressed at the meeting that all departments should firmly implement the Party Central Committee and State Council decision to deploy, fully aware of the importance of strengthening joint prevention and control, attention, duties, joint action and close cooperation, and jointly do a good job African swine fever prevention and control work.

  It was noted that current prevention and control of African swine fever situation is very complicated and grim, relevant departments should be based on the actual epidemic situation and the prevention and control, further profound understanding of the importance of good African swine fever prevention and control work, strengthen their sense of responsibility prevention and control work and mission, firmly grasp the opportunity of the current prevention and control key, step by step compaction departments responsibility for the country, measures to strengthen the linkage and work together to lay the campaign of prevention and control of African swine fever.

  The meeting called for the need to further refine the division of tasks implement the State Council on animal disease prevention and control work to do to inform African swine fever, improve joint prevention and control mechanism. Recently, to the composition of inspection teams, went around the province to carry out a particular focus of African swine fever prevention and control work of supervision, focusing the responsibility to implement, emergency response, and transporting pigs Kitchenware remainder supervision priorities. To compaction local management responsibility of local, urging local people's governments at all levels in the region overall responsibility for the prevention and control work, the first responsibility is clearly number one, be sure selves, to defend their duties, earnestly implement the relevant control measures, do a good job overall aquaculture production of meat safety and supply security.

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