Newcastle disease,
Information received on 02/11/2016 from Dr Damyan Iliev, Chief Veterinary Officer & Deputy Executive Director, Bulgarian Food Safety Agency, Ministry of Agriculture and Food, Sofia, Bulgaria
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 24/10/2016
Date of confirmation of the event 26/10/2016
Report date 02/11/2016
Date submitted to OIE 02/11/2016
Date event resolved 03/11/2016
Reason for notification First occurrence of a listed disease
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Newcastle disease virus
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (basic)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (02/11/2016)
Follow-up report No. 1 (07/12/2016)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 Montana, Lom, Montana
Date of start of the outbreak 24/10/2016
Outbreak status Resolved (03/11/2016)
Epidemiological unit Backyard
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 28 19 19 9 0
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 28 19 19 9 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Birds 67.86% 67.86% 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
  • Disinfection / Disinfestation
  • Traceability
  • Quarantine
  • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
  • Stamping out
  • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • 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 Reference Laboratory for Avian Influenza and Newcastle disease (National laboratory) Birds polymerase chain reaction (PCR) 26/10/2016 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations