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||The Department of Livestock Development (DLD) updated the latest situation of the African Horse Sickness (AHS) outbreak in Thailand in English language on “Thailand Today”, a national television broadcast program (NBT World channel), on 2 June 2020 at 9 P.M.
Eighteen samples (equine blood and serum) were sent to Laboratorio Central de Veterinaria, Madrid (Spain) for checking serotype on the 14th May 2020 and the results were positive for African Horse Sickness (AHS) disease and all eighteen samples were diagnosed as serotype 1 of AHS virus. Those samples were sent by the Department of Livestock Development (DLD, competent authority of veterinary service in Thailand).
Regarding the public private partnership (PPP), three common goals could be achieved through its creation: eradication o this disease in Thailand, control measures on zebra and recovery of AHS free status from the OIE.
The strong collaboration from universities, government sectors, and private sectors are essential for setting up the national eradication plan under the order of National Committee for AHS Management which is approved by Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives. In addition, to manage clearly AHS risk factors, the Department of Livestock Development has also assigned subcommittees including Technical Subcommittee, AHS control in Zebra Subcommittee, and Vector Control and Research Subcommittee.
There are seven provinces where the outbreaks of AHS are resolved: Chaiyaphum, Sa Kaeo, Ratchaburi. Chonburi, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Lop Buri and Nakhon Nayok.