Medycyna Wet. 67 (12), 792-795, 2011

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Truszczyński M., Wijaszka T.
Epizootiological situation in the world in 2010 and at the beginning of 2011 according to data of the OIE
In his presentation on the animal disease status world wide in 2010 and early 2011, during the 79 General Session of the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), Dr Karim Ben Jebara discussed the most significant epizootiological events concerning foot and mouth disease (FMD), rabies, West Nile fever (WNF), bluetongue (BT), African swine fever (ASF), highly pathogenic avian influenza caused by serotype H5N1 (HPAI H5N1) and peste des petits ruminants (PPR) in terrestrial domestic and wild animals. Infections of aquatic animals were not characterized except for those caused by Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis and ranavirus in amphibians. Other diseases of aquatic animals were discussed in the presentation of the rapporteur of the Aquatic Animal Health Standards Commission. In conclusion of the report concerning terrestrial animals, the authors stated that no major regional or international epizootic infections involving OIE-listed diseases occurred in 2010 and at the beginning of 2011. However, these diseases occurred in several parts of the world causing losses of average size. The global eradication of rinderpest was announced as an important achievement of the Veterinary Services. The risk of transmission of African swine fever from Russia to other European countries was emphasized.
Keywords: OIE-listed diseases, 2010 and the beginning of 2011