Newcastle disease,
Information received on 05/07/2018 from Dr Jean-François Heymans, Director, Animal Health and Safety of Products of Animal Origin, Federal Agency for the Safety of the Food Chain (FASFC), Bruxelles, Belgium
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 28/06/2018
Date of confirmation of the event 04/07/2018
Report date 05/07/2018
Date submitted to OIE 05/07/2018
Date event resolved 16/08/2018
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 09/08/2010
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Newcastle disease virus
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (05/07/2018)
Follow-up report No. 1 (12/07/2018)
Follow-up report No. 2 (19/07/2018)
Follow-up report No. 3 (26/07/2018)
Follow-up report No. 4 (02/08/2018)
Follow-up report No. 5 (13/08/2018)
Follow-up report No. 6 (16/08/2018)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 Haaltert, Oost-Vlaanderen
Date of start of the outbreak 28/06/2018
Outbreak status Resolved (16/08/2018)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 3648 0 3648 0
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 3648 ** 0 3648 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Birds ** 0.00% ** 100.00%
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
**Not calculated because of missing information
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Unknown or inconclusive
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • Traceability
  • Stamping out
  • Zoning
  • Vaccination permitted (if a vaccine exists)
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • Official destruction of animal products
  • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
  • Disinfection
Diagnostic test results
Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
Sciensano (National laboratory) Birds nucleotide sequencing 03/07/2018 Positive
Sciensano (National laboratory) Birds real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 02/07/2018 Positive
Sciensano (National laboratory) Birds virus isolation 04/07/2018 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations