Newcastle disease in Sweden

SWEDEN - This is a report from OIE on the outbreak of Newcastle Disease in Sweden.
calendar icon 24 November 2006
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(Date of previous outbreak of Newcastle disease in Sweden reported to the OIE: December 2005).
Immediate notification report
Information received on 17 and 22 November 2006 from Dr Leif Denneberg, Chief Veterinary Officer, Swedish Board of Agriculture, Jönköping:
Report date: 22 November 2006.
Reason for immediate notification: re-occurrence of a listed disease in a zone following a report declaring the outbreak(s) ended.
Identification of agent: avian paramyxovirus type 1 (APMV1).
Date of first confirmation of the event: 16 November 2006.
Date of start of the event: 15 November 2006.
Clinical disease: yes.
Nature of diagnosis: laboratory.
Details of outbreak:
First admini-
strative division
Lower admini-
strative division
Type of epide-miolo-gical unit Name of the location Date of start of the outbreak Spe-cies Number of animals in the outbreak
cases deaths dest-
Östergötland Norrköping farm Åkerby 15 Nov. 2006 avi 32,400 52 52 32,348 0

Description of affected population: the affected establishment has two houses with 3 flocks with a total of 32,400 layer poultry.
Laboratory where diagnostic tests were performed Species examined Diagnostic tests used Date Result
National Veterinary Institute of Sweden avi gene sequencing 16 Nov. 2006 positive

Source of outbreak or origin of infection: unknown or inconclusive.
Control measures undertaken:
- stamping out;
- zoning;
- disinfection of infected premises/establishment(s).
Treatment of affected animals: no.
Vaccination prohibited: yes.
Other details/comments: all poultry were killed and immediately sent for destruction from 16 to 19 November 2006. Preliminary disinfection of the last emptied house was concluded on 21 November 2006.
Final report: no.

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