Monday, August 12, 2019

Japan MAFF: 37h Farm Outbreak Of Classical Swine Fever


The spread of Classical Swine Fever (CSF) continues in Japan, with the 3rd farm outbreak announced in the past 3 days (see Friday's 35th & 36th Farm Outbreak Of CSF). Additionally, over the past 30 days we've seen two new Prefectures (Mie and Fukui) report their first farm outbreaks.
CSF is similar to African Swine Fever (ASF), but is caused by a different virus (genus Pestivirus, family Flaviviridae). Neither pose a direct threat to human health, but both can be devastating to the swine industry.
Classical Swine Fever (CSF) re-emerged in Japan in September of 2018 after an absence of 26 years, initially affecting wild boar and a handful of farms in Gifu prefecture.  Exactly how it arrived has never been determined.

Today's (translated) report - the second from Fukui Prefecture (see CSF Expands To 4th Prefecture (Fukui)) - follows:

Confirmation of suspected affected animals of swine fever in Fukui Prefecture, about (37 case was in Japan)

Ryowa first year August 12,
the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

Today, located in the domestic 34 cases eyes of movement restricted area, and suspected affected animals of swine fever has been confirmed in wild boar positive confirmation point from there within 10km monitored and made to have Fukui Prefecture Echizen farm.
We are taken all possible measures for the quarantine measures for the disease.
Interview in the field, thank you for your cooperation as strictly refrain from such that there is a risk that cause the spread of the disease.
1. Overview of the occurrence farm
Location: Fukui Prefecture Echizen
breeding situation: 615 head
2. Background
(1) Fukui Prefecture, August 11 (Sunday), from the farm, received a report of a breeding pig has exhibited abnormal, we conducted a site inspection by animal health inspectors.
(2) the same day, because the suspicion of swine fever is caused by the inspection at the Livestock Hygiene Service Center, was subjected to a thorough examination, today (August 12 (Monday)), turned out to be a suspected affected animals of swine fever want did.
(Continue . . . )