Published Date: 2022-06-01 02:14:01 BST
Subject: PRO/AH/EDR> Foot & mouth disease - Maghreb (02): Algeria (BU) cattle, spread
Archive Number: 20220601.8703608
FOOT & MOUTH DISEASE - MAGHREB (02): ALGERIA (BOUIRA) CATTLE, SPREAD
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Date: Mon 30 May 2022
Source: Echoroukonline, Algeria News [in Arabic, trans. Rapp. MO, edited]
The Veterinary services of the province of Bouira revealed that 2 foci of foot-and-mouth disease [FMD] have been recorded among cattle in the province and involved a total of 14 cows in the municipalities of Saharij and Ain Al-Alawi, where the authorities intervened to take the necessary measures.
According to the same services, the 1st focus has been registered in the municipality of Ain Al-Alawi, west of the state, and involved 10 heads of imported cows. The 2nd focus involved 4 heads of cows and took place in the Amzarir region of the municipality of Saharij, east of Bouira, and its personnel entered the place as soon as being informed of the event and took the necessary measures.
These measures include isolation of the affected animals, initiating the disinfection process, carrying the waste and filling it in the technical landfill center, vaccinating the cows, and advising the farmers and breeders on necessary biosecurity measures.
[Byline: A. Harrach]
ProMED Rapporteur Mahmoud Orabi
[The described 2 new foci of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) follow 3 earlier outbreaks in Algeria since 28 Mar 2022 (map at https://wahis.oie.int/#/report-info?reportId=53017). The disease, likely introduced from Tunisia where the event started in January 2022, continues its spread in northern Algeria, westward. The Tunisian virus was genotyped as serotype O, topotype EA-3, the origin of which was probably sub-Saharan Africa.
The circulation of FMD in the Maghreb should encourage vigilance in this area but also in Europe. - Mod.AS
ProMED map of Bouira, Algeria: https://promedmail.org/promed-post?place=8703608,12690]