Newcastle disease,
Czech Republic
Information received on 15/04/2018 from Dr Zbyněk Semerád, Director General, State Veterinary Administration, Veterinary Administration, Prague, Czech Republic
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 09/04/2018
Date of confirmation of the event 13/04/2018
Report date 15/04/2018
Date submitted to OIE 15/04/2018
Date event resolved 13/05/2018
Reason for notification First occurrence of a listed disease
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Paramyxovirus 1
Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (basic), Necropsy
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (15/04/2018)
Follow-up report No. 1 (14/05/2018)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 Šanov, Zlín, Zlínský
Date of start of the outbreak 09/04/2018
Outbreak status Resolved (13/05/2018)
Epidemiological unit Backyard
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 34 14 14 20 0
Affected population Backyard holding with Gallus gallus
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 34 14 14 20 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Birds 41.18% 41.18% 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
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • Screening
  • Traceability
  • Official destruction of animal products
  • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
  • Stamping out
  • Zoning
  • Disinfection
  • 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
State Veterinary Institute (SVI), Prague (National laboratory) Birds real-time PCR 13/04/2018 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations