Tag: disease

Assistance with FMD and LSD for Indonesia

The Australian Chief Veterinary Officer, Mark Schipp and Deputy Chief Veterinary Officer, Beth Cookson travelled to Indonesia in late May this year to offer Australia’s assistance to combat and contain the outbreaks there of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) and lumpy skin disease (LSD).  Indonesia has since made an emergency declaration, implemented […]

Abstracts: The pig as an amplifying host for new and emerging zoonotic viruses

Pig production is a rapidly growing segment of the global livestock sector, especially in Asia and Africa. Expansion and intensification of pig production has resulted in significant changes to traditional pig husbandry practices leading to an environment conducive to increased emergence and spread of infectious diseases. These include a number […]

Japanese encephalitis detection, deaths increase

Australia’s Chief Veterinary Officer has confirmed the Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV) has been detected in piggeries across several states, with two human deaths now reported.   In early March Mark Schipp said JEV has been diagnosed at one piggery in Victoria’s north, one piggery and Queensland and six piggeries in NSW, […]