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Chapter 16-70 WAC

Last Update: 6/10/10

ANIMAL DISEASES—REPORTING

WAC Sections

Definitions.
Requirements for reporting diseases that are on the OIE notifiable disease list.
Other diseases reportable to WSDA.
DISPOSITION OF SECTIONS FORMERLY CODIFIED IN THIS CHAPTER
16-70-001
Promulgation. [Order 1005, Promulgation, filed 7/22/66, effective 8/22/66; Order 655, Promulgation, effective 5/19/53.] Repealed by WSR 00-06-064, filed 3/1/00, effective 4/1/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 16.36.010(1), [16.36.]040 and [16.36.]080(4).
16-70-030
Reporting diseases—Lists may be modified. [Order 1005, Regulation 5, filed 7/22/66, effective 8/22/66.] Repealed by WSR 00-06-064, filed 3/1/00, effective 4/1/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 16.36.010(1), [16.36.]040 and [16.36.]080(4).


16-70-005
Definitions.

For the purpose of this chapter:
"Animal" means any animal species except fish and insects including all those so classified as wild, captive wild, exotic wild, alternative livestock, semidomesticated, domestic or farm.
"OIE notifiable disease list" means the diseases listed by the OIE in the Terrestrial Animal Health Code (15th Edition, 2006). The OIE notifiable disease list may be found on the internet at: http://www.oie.int/eng/maladies/en_classification.htm. The list may also be found in the Washington state department of agriculture's Animal Health Handbook for Veterinarians.
"OIE" means Office International des Epizooties. The OIE is the World Organization of Animal Health.
"Reportable disease list" means the list of diseases that include the OIE notifiable disease list and other diseases listed in this chapter.
"Veterinary laboratory" means a place equipped for performing diagnostic or investigative procedures on submitted specimens from animals and fish by personnel whose primary duties are to conduct such procedures.
[Statutory Authority: Chapters 16.36 and 34.05 RCW. WSR 07-10-087, § 16-70-005, filed 5/1/07, effective 6/1/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 16.36.010(1), [16.36.]040 and [16.36.]080(4). WSR 00-06-064, § 16-70-005, filed 3/1/00, effective 4/1/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 16.36.096 and 16.36.040. WSR 93-19-127 (Order 5011), § 16-70-005, filed 9/21/93, effective 10/22/93.]



16-70-010
Requirements for reporting diseases that are on the OIE notifiable disease list.

(1) Any veterinary laboratory or person licensed to practice veterinary medicine in the state of Washington shall immediately report to the office of the state veterinarian the existence or suspected existence among any animals within the state of any reportable or notifiable diseases as published by the OIE (effective January 23, 2006) or in this chapter.
(2) Case definitions shall conform to OIE standards under the Terrestrial Animal Health Code (15th Edition, 2006) and the OIE Manual of Diagnostic Tests and Vaccines for Terrestrial Animals, 5th Edition, 2004, with updates published online at: http://www.oie.int/eng/publicat/en_standards.htm.
(a) A case means an individual animal affected by one of the diseases listed on the OIE notifiable disease list or a disease listed in this chapter.
(b) The criterion by which "affected" is defined for each disease (for example: Clinical signs, serological evidence, etc.) is found in the Terrestrial Animal Health Code and Manual of Diagnostic Tests and Vaccines for Terrestrial Animals.
(c) The OIE Terrestrial Animal Health Code can be found on the internet under OIE-Health Standards at: http://www.oie.int/eng/normes/en_mcode.htm. The Terrestrial Animal Health Code is available in web format; a hard copy version may be ordered from OIE.
[Statutory Authority: Chapters 16.36 and 34.05 RCW. WSR 07-10-087, § 16-70-010, filed 5/1/07, effective 6/1/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 16.36.010(1), [16.36.]040 and [16.36.]080(4). WSR 00-06-064, § 16-70-010, filed 3/1/00, effective 4/1/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 16.36.096 and 16.36.040. WSR 93-19-127 (Order 5011), § 16-70-010, filed 9/21/93, effective 10/22/93; Order 1005, Regulations 1-3, filed 7/22/66, effective 8/22/66; Order 655, Regulation 1, effective 5/19/53.]



16-70-020
Other diseases reportable to WSDA.

(1) In addition to the diseases published on the OIE notifiable disease list, the state veterinarian may request reports on other diseases of concern from a statistical or survey standpoint associated with overall disease control measures.
Washington State Department of Agriculture
Animal Services Division
1111 Washington Street S.E.
P.O. Box 42577
Olympia, Washington 98504-2577
(3) In addition to reporting requirements listed in the chart below, laboratories must send to the office of the state veterinarian reports of cultures of isolates from Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Cryptococcus excluding confirmed Cryptococcus neoformans, and Vancomycin resistant Staphylococcus aureus immediately after they are identified or the next business day.
(4) Veterinary laboratory directors must submit positive specimens of the diseases listed in subsection (3) of this section and any requested information to the state public health laboratories at:
Washington State Public Health Laboratories
Washington State Department of Health
1610 N.E. 150th Street
Seattle, Washington 98155
(5) The tables below describe the time frames associated with reportable diseases.
EMERGENCY CONDITIONS or DISEASE
Report to state veterinarian immediately upon suspicion
MULTIPLE SPECIES
Anthrax (Bacillus anthracis)
Crimean Congo hemorrhagic fever
Foot-and-mouth disease
Heartwater (Cowdria ruminantium)
Japanese encephalitis
Livestock exposed to toxic substances which may threaten public health
Malignant catarrhal fever (all forms)
Mycobacterium tuberculosis
Rabies in any species (excluding bats)
Rift Valley fever
Rinderpest (cattle plague)
Screwworm myiasis (Cochliomyia hominivorax or Chrysomya bezziana)
Surra (Trypanosoma evansi)
Theileriosis (Corridor disease, East Coast fever)
Unexplained increase in dead or diseased animals
Vancomycin resistant (Staphylococcus aureus)
Vesicular stomatitis
BOVINE
African trypanosomiasis (Tsetse fly diseases)
Bovine babesiosis (piroplasmosis)
Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (mad cow)
Contagious bovine pleuropneumonia (Mycoplasma mycoides mycoides)
Lumpy skin disease
caprine/ovine
Contagious agalactia (Mycoplasma agalactia)
Contagious caprine pleuropneumonia (Mycoplasma capricolum capripneumoniae)
Nairobi sheep disease
Peste des petits ruminants (goat plague)
Salmonella abortus ovis
Sheep and goat pox
PORCINE
African swine fever
Classical swine fever (hog cholera)
Nipah virus
Swine vesicular disease
Vesicular exanthema of swine
POULTRY
Exotic Newcastle disease (Viscerotropic velogenic Newcastle disease)
High pathogenic avian influenza and low pathogenic avian influenza
Turkey rhinotracheitis
EQUINE
African horse sickness
Dourine (Trypanosoma equiperdum)
Equine piroplasmosis (Theileria equi and Babesia caballi)
Glanders (Farcy) (Pseudomonas mallei)
Hendra virus (Equine morbillivirus)
Venezuelan equine encephalomyelitis
OTHER SPECIES
Viral hemorrhagic disease of rabbits (calicivirus)
CONDITIONS OF REGULATORY IMPORTANCE
Report to state veterinarian within twenty-four hours of suspicion or confirmation
MULTIPLE SPECIES
Bluetongue
Brucellosis
 
Bovine (Brucella abortus)
 
Canine (Brucella canis)
 
Caprine (Brucella abortus and B. melitensis)
 
Cervids (Brucella abortus)
 
Ovine (Brucella ovis)
 
Porcine (Brucella suis)
Cryptococcus not confirmed to be Cryptococcus neoformans
Plague (Yersinia pestis)
Pseudorabies (Aujeszky’s disease)
Tularemia
West Nile virus
BOVINE
Bovine tuberculosis (Mycobacterium bovis)
Trichomoniasis (Trichomonas fetus)
caprine/ovine
Contagious ecthyma (Orf)
Scrapie
POULTRY
Avian infectious laryngotracheitis
Ornithosis (Psittacosis or avian chlamydiosis) (Chlamydia psittaci)
Pullorum disease (fowl typhoid) (Salmonella gallinarum and S. pullorum)
EQUINE
Contagious equine metritis (Taylorella equigenitalis)
Ehrlichiosis (Potomac horse fever)
Equine encephalomyelitis (Eastern and Western equine encephalitis)
Equine infectious anemia (swamp fever)
Equine rhinopneumonitis (Equine herpesvirus-1 neurologic form)
OTHER SPECIES
Chronic wasting disease in cervids
Tuberculosis in cervids
MONITORED CONDITIONS
Report by monthly summaries
MULTIPLE SPECIES
Avian tuberculosis (Mycobacterium avium)
Echinococcosis/Hydatidosis (Echinococcus species)
Johne’s disease (Mycobacterium avium paratuberculosis)
Leishmaniasis
Leptospirosis
Listeriosis
Lyme Disease
Q Fever (Coxiella burnetii)
Salmonella
Scabies
BOVINE
Anaplasmosis (Anaplasma marginale or A. centrale)
Beef measles (Teania saginata)
Bovine genital campylobacteriosis (Campylobacter fetus venerealis)
Bovine viral diarrhea
Enzootic bovine leukosis (Bovine leukemia virus)
Infectious bovine rhinotracheitis (Bovine herpesvirus-1)
caprine/ovine
Caprine (contagious) arthritis/encephalitis)
Caseous lymphadenitis
Enzootic abortion of ewes (Chlamydia psittaci)
Maedi-Visna (Ovine progressive pneumonia)
PORCINE
Porcine circovirus (post-weaning multisystemic wasting syndrome)
Porcine cysticercosis (Taenia solium in humans)
Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome
Transmissible gastroenteritis (coronavirus)
Trichinellosis (Trichinella spiralis)
POULTRY
Avian infectious bronchitis
Avian mycoplasmosis (Mycoplasma synoviae)
Duck viral hepatitis
Fowl cholera (Pasteurella multocida)
Infectious bursal disease (Gumboro disease)
Infectious coryza (Avibacterium paragallinarum)
Marek’s disease
Mycoplasmosis (Mycoplasma gallisepticum)
EQUINE
Equine influenza
Equine rhinopneumonitis (Equine herpesvirus-1 Non-neurologic form)
Equine viral arteritis
Strangles (Streptococcus equi)
Pigeon Fever (Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis)
other species
Fish diseases on the OIE notifiable disease list
Heartworm
Hemorrhagic diseases of deer (bluetongue, adenovirus, and epizootic hemorrhagic disease)
Myxomatosis in commercial rabbits
[Statutory Authority: Chapters 16.36 and 34.05 RCW. WSR 10-13-055, § 16-70-020, filed 6/10/10, effective 7/11/10; WSR 07-10-087, § 16-70-020, filed 5/1/07, effective 6/1/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 16.36.096 and 16.36.040. WSR 93-19-127 (Order 5011), § 16-70-020, filed 9/21/93, effective 10/22/93; Order 1005, Regulation 4, filed 7/22/66, effective 8/22/66.]