Newcastle disease,
Information received on 28/12/2016 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 27/12/2016
Date of confirmation of the event 27/12/2016
Report date 28/12/2016
Date submitted to OIE 28/12/2016
Date event resolved 20/03/2017
Reason for notification First occurrence of a listed disease
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Newcastle disease virus
Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (basic)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (28/12/2016)
Follow-up report No. 1 (20/02/2017)
Follow-up report No. 2 (25/02/2019)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 Gomotartsi, Vidin, Vidin, Vidin
Date of start of the outbreak 27/12/2016
Outbreak status Resolved (20/02/2017)
Epidemiological unit Backyard
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 67 44 44 13 0
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 67 44 44 13 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Birds 65.67% 65.67% 100.00% 85.07%
*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) were put in place and all restrictions according to Directive 92/66/EEC are applied.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Screening
  • Vaccination in response to the outbreak (s)
  • Disinfection / Disinfestation
  • Stamping out
  • Zoning
  • 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 real-time PCR 27/12/2016 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations