Newcastle disease,
Information received on 16/03/2018 from Dr Christodoulos Pipis, Acting Director, Veterinary Services, Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment, NICOSIA, Cyprus
Report type Immediate notification (Final report)
Date of start of the event 12/03/2018
Date of confirmation of the event 14/03/2018
Report date 16/03/2018
Date submitted to OIE 16/03/2018
Date event resolved 15/03/2018
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 23/11/2013
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Avian paramyxovirus type-1
Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (advanced), Necropsy
This event pertains to the whole country
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 DROMOLAXIA, LARNACA, Larnaca
Date of start of the outbreak 12/03/2018
Outbreak status Resolved (15/03/2018)
Epidemiological unit Backyard
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 30 16 16 14 0
Affected population Newcastle disease was confirmed in backyard poultry birds: 10 laying and 20 broiler chickens of around three weeks of age.
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 30 16 16 14 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Birds 53.33% 53.33% 100.00% 100.00%
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Unknown or inconclusive
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Traceability
  • Stamping out
  • Vaccination permitted (if a vaccine exists)
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • No other measures
Diagnostic test results
Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
Animal Health Laboratory (National laboratory) Birds real-time PCR 14/03/2018 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is resolved. No more reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations