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§ 2321. Dangerous transmissible diseases

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 3 Pa.C.S.A. Agriculture

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 3 Pa.C.S.A. Agriculture (Refs & Annos)
Part IV. Animals and Animal Products
Chapter 23. Domestic Animals (Refs & Annos)
Subchapter C. Detection, Containment or Eradication of Certain Diseases (Refs & Annos)
3 Pa.C.S.A. § 2321
§ 2321. Dangerous transmissible diseases
(a) Specific dangerous transmissible diseases.--The following transmissible diseases are dangerous transmissible diseases within the meaning of this chapter:
(1) Actinomycosis, an infectious disease of cattle and man caused by Actinomyces bovis.
(2) African horse sickness, an infectious disease of horses caused by a reovirus (AHSV).
(3) African swine fever, an infectious disease of swine caused by a virus (ASFV).
(4) Anaplasmosis, an infectious disease of cattle, deer and camelids caused by Anaplasma marginale.
(5) Anthrax, an infectious disease of animals and man caused by Bacillis anthracis.
(6) Avian influenza, an infectious disease of poultry caused by Type A. influenza virus.
(7) Babesiosis (piroplasmosis), an infectious disease of cattle, equidae, deer and bison caused by Babesia bigemina, Babesia bovis, Babesia equi or Babesia coballi.
(8) Blackleg, an infectious disease of ruminants caused by Clostridium chauvoei.
(9) Bluetongue, an infectious disease of cattle, sheep, goats and cervidae caused by an orbivirus (BTV).
(10) Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), an infectious disease of cattle caused by a protein-like agent.
(11) Bovine Virus Diarrhea - type 2, an infectious disease of cattle caused by a virus (BVD).
(12) Brucellosis, an infectious disease of animals and man caused by Brucella abortus, Brucella suis, Brucella melitensis or Brucella ovis.
(13) Chlamydiosis (psittacosis), an infectious disease of birds and man caused by Chlamydia psittaci.
(14) Chronic respiratory disease of poultry (CRD), an infectious disease of poultry caused by Mycoplasma synoviae or Mycoplasma gallisepticum.
(15) Contagious equine metritis (CEM), an infectious disease of equine caused by Hemophilus equigenitalis.
(16) Contagious pleuropneumonia (CBPP), an infectious disease of cattle caused by Mycoplasma mycoides.
(17) Dourine, an infectious disease of equines caused by Trypanosoma equiperdum.
(18) Duck viral enteritis (DVE, duck plague), an infectious disease of ducks caused by a herpes virus (DVEV).
(19) Epizootic hemorrhagic disease (EHD), an infectious disease of cattle and deer caused by a virus (EHDV).
(20) Equine encephalitis, an infectious disease of equines and man caused by an alphavirus: Venezuelan (VEE), Western (WEE) or Eastern (EEE).
(21) Equine infectious anemia (EIA, swamp fever), an infectious disease of equines caused by a virus (EIAV).
(22) Foot and mouth disease (FMD), an infectious disease of cattle, sheep, goats, swine and deer caused by an aphthovirus (FMDV).
(23) Glanders, an infectious disease of horses caused by Pseudomonas mallei.
(24) Heartwater disease, an infectious disease of cattle caused by a rickettsia, Cowdria ruminatum.
(25) Hog cholera, an infectious disease of swine caused by a pestivirus (HCV).
(26) Listeriosis, an infectious disease of cattle, sheep and man caused by Listeria monocytogenes.
(27) Malignant catarrhal fever (MCF), an infectious disease of cattle caused by a virus (MCFV).
(28) Newcastle disease, an infectious disease of poultry caused by a virus.
(29) Paratuberculosis (Johnes disease), an infectious disease of cattle, sheep, goats and deer caused by Mycobacterium paratuberculosis.
(30) Pseudorabies, an infectious disease of swine, cattle, sheep, goats, dogs and cats caused by Herpesvirus suis.
(31) Psoroptic mange, an infectious disease of cattle and sheep caused by psoroptes mites.
(32) Rabies, an infectious disease of cattle, dogs, cats, sheep, horses and man caused by a virus.
(33) Rift Valley fever, an infectious disease of sheep caused by a virus (RVFV).
(34) Rinderpest, an infectious disease of ruminants and swine caused by a mobillivirus (RDV).
(35) Salmonellosis, an infection of animals and man caused by various Salmonella species: S. pullorum (poultry), S. typhimurium (cattle, equine and man), S. dublin (cattle and man), S. gallinarum (poultry) and S. cholerasuis (swine).
(36) Scrapie, an infectious disease of sheep and goats caused by a virus-like agent.
(37) Screwworm (miasis), a wound infection of animals and man caused by Cochliomyia hominivorax.
(38) Tuberculosis, an infectious disease of cattle, bison, sheep, goats, swine, horses, cervidae, camelids and man caused by Mycobacterium bovis, M. avium or M. tuberculosis.
(39) Vesicular exanthema, an infectious disease of swine, certain aquatic animals and man caused by a calicivirus (VEV).
(40) Vesicular stomatitis, an infectious disease of cattle, sheep and swine caused by a virus.
(b) Designation of additional dangerous transmissible diseases through regulation.--The department shall have the authority to promulgate regulations that designate other transmissible diseases to be dangerous transmissible diseases under this chapter if such other transmissible diseases present a danger to public health, to domestic animal health, to the safety or quality of the food supply or to the economic well-being of the domestic animal industries. The department shall also have the authority to withdraw the designation of a particular transmissible disease as a dangerous transmissible disease under this chapter if the transmissible disease no longer presents a danger to public health, to domestic animal health, to the safety or quality of the food supply or to the economic well-being of the domestic animal industries.
(c) Department of Health; notification and consultation.--The department shall inform the Department of Health of the outbreak of a domestic animal disease which may threaten human health and shall, in consultation with the Department of Health, determine the public health risk associated with the domestic animal disease outbreak and the appropriate action to manage such risk. Additions or deletions of domestic animal diseases of public health significance to or from the list of dangerous transmissible diseases shall be jointly determined by the department and the Department of Health.
(d) Designation of additional dangerous transmissible diseases through temporary order.--Upon the determination that a transmissible disease not listed in subsection (a) and not designated a dangerous transmissible disease through regulation under subsection (b) presents a danger to public health, to domestic animal health, to the safety or quality of the food supply or to the economic well-being of the domestic animal industries, the department shall issue a temporary order proclaiming that transmissible disease to be a dangerous transmissible disease within the meaning of this chapter. This chapter shall be applicable to that dangerous transmissible disease as of the date of actual or constructive notice of the order or any later date specified in that order. The department shall publish such an order in the Pennsylvania Bulletin within 20 days of its issuance. Publication in the Pennsylvania Bulletin shall effect constructive notice. The temporary order shall remain in effect for a period not to exceed one year, unless reissued, or until the transmissible disease is designated to be a dangerous transmissible disease through regulation under subsection (b), whichever occurs first.
(e) Regulations.--The department may establish regulations addressing the specific discovery, prevention, reporting, testing, control and eradication measures which it determines are necessary with respect to any dangerous transmissible disease.

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1996, July 11, P.L. 561, No. 100, § 1, effective in 60 days.
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