Newcastle Disease in Greece

GREECE - This is a Follow-up report (No. 1) via OIE on the Newcastle Disease in Greece.
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Newcastle Disease in Greece - GREECE - This is a Follow-up report (No. 1) via OIE on the Newcastle Disease in Greece.

See also: 8 April 2005, 18 February 2005, 21 January 2005, 14 January 2005

Information received on 25 April 2005 from Dr Vasilios Stylas, Head, Animal Health Directorate, Ministry of Agriculture, Athens:

End of previous report period: 6 April 2005 (see Disease Information, 18 [14], 99, dated 8 April 2005).

End of this report period: 25 April 2005.

Date of first confirmation of the event: 5 April 2005.

Date of start of the event: 8 March 2005.

Clinical disease: yes.

Details of new outbreak:

First administrative divisionLower administrative divisionType of epidemio-logical unitName of the locationLatitudeLongitude
Central MacedoniaKilkisfarmvillage of Pedino40º 54' 50'' N22º 52' 05'' E
Date of start of the outbreakSpeciesNumber of animals in the outbreak
14 April 2005avi81,100...39,31541,7850

Description of affected population in the new outbreak: broilers. In the affected holding chickens were of two different age-groups: a group of 37-day-old chickens and a group of 30-day-old chickens. According to information provided by the owner, these flocks were vaccinated against Newcastle disease, using B1 spray, at the age of 1 day, 15 days and 22 days.


Laboratory where diagnosis was madeDiagnostic tests usedDateResults
Centre of Veterinary Institutions of Thessaloniki - Laboratory of Avian Pathologypost-mortem examination20 April 2005positive

Source of outbreak or origin of infection: airborne spread. The infection may have spread from the first outbreak in the same area (see immediate notification report), which was eradicated on 5 April 2005.

Control measures undertaken:

- stamping out;

- zoning;

- disinfection of affected premises.

Vaccination prohibited: no.

Other details/comments: the affected holding is located within the 10-km-radius protection zone established around the first outbreak of Newcastle disease that occurred in this region.

Source: Office International des Epizooties - 29th April 2005
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