Newcastle disease,
Information received on 19/06/2014 from Dr Ingrid Eilertz, Chief Veterinary Officer Director and Head, Swedish Board of Agriculture Department for Animal Welfare and Health, Ministry for Rural Affairs, Jönköping, Sweden
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 17/06/2014
Date of confirmation of the event 19/06/2014
Report date 19/06/2014
Date submitted to OIE 19/06/2014
Date event resolved 01/07/2014
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 03/2011
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Paramyxovirus type 1
Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (19/06/2014)
Follow-up report No. 1 (03/10/2014)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 Norrköping, Östergötlands Län
Date of start of the outbreak 17/06/2014
Outbreak status Resolved (19/06/2014)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 24000 24000 0 24000 0
Affected population An establishment with 24,000 laying hens, kept indoors. There was a history of egg drop.
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 24000 24000 0 24000 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Birds 100.00% 0.00% 0.00% 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
Epidemiological comments A protection zone (3 km) and a surveillance zone (10 km) are put in place around the farm. All other measures according to Directive 92/66/EEC are applied.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Stamping out
  • Zoning
  • 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
National Veterinary Institute (National laboratory) Birds real-time PCR 19/06/2014 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations