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Rosselkhoznadzor Took Part in Online Meeting of Standing Group of Experts on Lumpy Skin Disease in Asia and the Pacific under GF TADs Umbrella

Advisor to the Head of the Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance Nikita Lebedev and specialists of the Rosselkhoznadzor-subordinate Federal Center for Animal Health took part in an online meeting of the Standing Group of Experts on Lumpy Skin Disease (LSD) in the Asia-Pacific region under the umbrella of GF TADs in September. The aim of the meeting was to discuss issues of LSD diagnosis, epizootology and control in the Asia-Pacific countries.

The meeting was attended by veterinarians and scientists of the participating countries, as well as the counries’ delegated representatives in the region such as India, Bangladesh, Taiwan, Nepal, Australia and others.

Following the agenda, the representatives of the participating countries reported on deterioration of the LSD epidemic situation in the region and the approaches used for disease control. Representatives of Taiwan and India reported on identification of vaccine-like virus isolates of this disease, which are genetically related to the vaccine-like isolate of the LSD virus detected in the PRC near the border with the Republic of Kazakhstan in 2019.

Advisor to the Head of Rosselkhoznadzor Nikita Lebedev highlighted the risks of using homologous vaccines for implementation of vaccination program in these countries and noted the importance of coordinating and consolidating efforts to jointly study and prevent spread of vaccine-like isolates of the LSD virus in the region.

Oct 6, 2020

Categorys: Veterinary , Events , Epizootic situation