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Suspension/reinstatement of status

Re-instatement of "controlled BSE risk” zone status

United Kingdom


Following a report received from the OIE Delegate of the United Kingdom confirming a domestic case of classical BSE in a five-year-old cow in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, the “negligible BSE risk” status of the zone of Scotland, as recognised by the OIE World Assembly of Delegates in terms of Resolution No. 26 in May 2018, was suspended on 2 October 2018.
The Delegate of the United Kingdom requested the re-instatement of a “controlled BSE risk status” in accordance with the relevant provisions of the OIE Terrestrial Animal Health Code (Terrestrial Code).
The Scientific Commission for Animal Diseases, by electronic correspondence amongst its members, considered the information provided by the Delegate of the United Kingdom. Based on the documentation submitted and in accordance with Resolution No. 15 of the 83rd General Session “Procedures for Member Countries for the official recognition and maintenance of disease status of certain animal diseases or risk status of bovine spongiform encephalopathy and for the endorsement of national official control programmes”, the Scientific Commission concluded that the zone of Scotland fulfils the requirements of the Terrestrial Code to regain a “controlled BSE risk status” with effect from 26 December 2018.

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