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  • 14 Jun 2017, 12:09

Dr Evgeny Nepoklonov, Vice-minister at the Russian Ministry of Agriculture has reported an outbreak of lumpy skin disease at Dergachevsky in Saratov Oblast.

The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) received on 13 June. According to the report, the outbreak was first observed on 5 June and confirmed 9 June. 

The OIE reports that the affected population comprises cattle, wherein 12 animals showed signs of susceptibility, out of which one case was reported. The affected animal has been killed and disposed of. 

On 9 June, a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test was carried out at the All-Russian Research Institute for Animal Health (FGBI-ARRIAH), confirming the presence of the lumpy skin disease virus.

The source of the outbreak has not yet been determined.

The OIE, in conjunction with the Russian veterinary authorities, have applied several control measures, some of which include:

  • Movement control inside the country;
  • Vaccination in response to the outbreak;
  • Screening;
  • Quarantine;
  • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste;
  • Zoning;
  • Disinfection;
  • Disinfestation;
  • Process to inactivate the pathogenic agent in products or by-products;
  • Treatment of affected animals.

No other measures have been put in place other than the above mentioned.

The following map shows the location of the outbreak: