Newcastle disease,
Information received on 29/11/2019 from Dr Robert Viorel Chioveanu, President, Secretary of State, Chief Veterinary Officer, Veterinary Services, National Sanitary Veterinary and Food Safety Authority, Bucharest, Romania
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 28/11/2019
Date of confirmation of the event 28/11/2019
Report date 29/11/2019
Date submitted to OIE 29/11/2019
Date event resolved 02/03/2020
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 28/04/2017
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Newcastle disease virus
Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (advanced), Necropsy
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (29/11/2019)
Follow-up report No. 1 (06/12/2019)
Follow-up report No. 2 (09/12/2019)
Follow-up report No. 3 (10/03/2020)
Follow-up report No. 4 (13/05/2020)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 Nicolae Balcescu, Calarasi
Date of start of the outbreak 29/11/2019
Outbreak status Resolved (02/03/2020)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 6871 6871 3829 3042 0
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 6871 6871 3829 3042 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Birds 100.00% 55.73% 55.73% 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
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • Screening
  • Official destruction of animal products
  • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
  • Stamping out
  • Zoning
  • Disinfection
  • 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
Institute for Diagnosis and Animal Health (National laboratory) Birds real-time PCR 28/11/2019 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations