Newcastle disease in France

FRANCE - This is the latest report from OIE on the outbreak of Newcastle Disease in France.
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Newcastle disease in France - FRANCE - This is the latest report from OIE on the outbreak of Newcastle Disease in France.

(Date of previous outbreak of Newcastle disease in France reported to the OIE: December 1999).

Immediate notification report

Translation of information received on 19 July 2005 from Dr Monique Eloit, Deputy Director General, General Directorate for Food (DGAL), Ministry of Agriculture, Food, Fisheries and Rural Affairs, Paris:

Report date: 19 July 2005.

Reason for immediate notification: re-occurrence of a listed disease or infection in a country or zone/compartment following a report declaring the outbreak(s) ended.

Date of first confirmation of the event: 19 July 2005.

Clinical disease: yes.

Nature of diagnosis: suspicion, laboratory.

Details of outbreak:

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Type of epide-miolo-gical unitName of the locationSpe-ciesNumber of animals in the outbreak
Pays-de-la-Loire regionLoire-Atlantique departmentfarmSt-Mars-de-Coutaisaviapprox. 55,000*............

* approximately 35,000 partridges and 20,000 pheasants

Description of affected population: pheasants.

Diagnosis: 20 pheasants showed positive serological results for Newcastle disease associated with subtle clinical signs. Virological tests are being carried out; the results will be available by 21 July 2005 at the earliest.

Laboratory where diagnosis was madeDiagnostic tests usedDateResults
Côtes-d'Armor Department Laboratoryhaemagglutination inhibition test19 July 2005positive; geometric mean titre: 217.5 (Newcastle disease is highly suspected at this stage)

Source of outbreak or origin of infection: unknown or inconclusive (contact with wild animals?).

Control measures

A. Undertaken: quarantine.

B. To be undertaken: preventive stamping out.

Other details/comments:

- The affected farm is located on two different sites.

- No birds have left the affected farm since 1 June 2005, with the exception of one shipment to England on 22 June.

- The affected farm is epidemiologically linked to the farm in Surrey, United Kingdom, which was declared infected with Newcastle disease on 15 July 2005.

Source: Office International des Epizooties - 22nd July 2005
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