Newcastle disease,
Information received on 18/02/2019 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 (Final report)
Date of start of the event 23/01/2019
Date of confirmation of the event 23/01/2019
Report date 18/02/2019
Date submitted to OIE 18/02/2019
Date event resolved 28/01/2019
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 20/12/2018
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
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 Panchevo, Kardzali
Date of start of the outbreak 23/01/2019
Outbreak status Resolved (28/01/2019)
Epidemiological unit Backyard
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 201 91 91 110 0
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 201 91 91 110 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Birds 45.27% 45.27% 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
Epidemiological comments Newcastle disease confirmed in backyard birds.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Disinfection
  • Zoning
  • Stamping out
  • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
  • Official destruction of animal products
  • Traceability
  • Screening
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • Movement control inside the country
  • 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 real-time PCR 23/01/2019 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is resolved. No more reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations