Newcastle disease,
Information received on 24/10/2018 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 17/10/2018
Date of confirmation of the event 23/10/2018
Report date 24/10/2018
Date submitted to OIE 24/10/2018
Date event resolved 27/10/2018
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 29/11/2017
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Avian paramyxovirus type 1 (APMV-1)
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (24/10/2018)
Follow-up report No. 1 (31/10/2018)
Follow-up report No. 2 (09/11/2018)
Follow-up report No. 3 (16/11/2018)
Follow-up report No. 4 (22/11/2018)
Follow-up report No. 5 (17/12/2018)
Follow-up report No. 6 (28/12/2018)
Follow-up report No. 7 (11/01/2019)
Follow-up report No. 8 (28/01/2019)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 Västra Götaland, Lindome, Mölndal, Västra Götalands Län
Date of start of the outbreak 17/10/2018
Outbreak status Resolved (27/10/2018)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 5000 51 0 5000 0
Affected population This is a farm with laying hens kept indoors divided in two houses, where symptoms like egg drop and eggs without shells, but no increase in mortality, have been seen in one of the houses.
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 5000 51 0 5000 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Birds 1.02% 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 (3km) and a surveillance zone (10 km) have been put in place around the infected farm and all restrictions and other necessary measures according to Directive 92/66/EEC are/will be applied.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Zoning
  • Traceability
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Vaccination prohibited
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • Ante and post-mortem inspections
  • Disinfection
  • Stamping out
  • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
  • Official destruction of animal products
Diagnostic test results
Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
National Veterinary Institute (National laboratory) Birds real-time PCR 23/10/2018 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations