Newcastle disease,
United States of America
Information received on 24/02/2020 from Dr Mark Davidson, Associate Administrator, USDA-APHIS, United States Department of Agriculture, Washington, United States of America
Report type Follow-up report No. 14 (Final report)
Date of start of the event 19/09/2018
Date of confirmation of the event 25/09/2018
Report date 24/02/2020
Date submitted to OIE 24/02/2020
Date event resolved 23/01/2020
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 16/09/2003
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Newcastle disease virus
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (26/09/2018)
Follow-up report No. 1 (16/12/2018)
Follow-up report No. 2 (08/01/2019)
Follow-up report No. 3 (05/02/2019)
Follow-up report No. 4 (27/02/2019)
Follow-up report No. 5 (08/03/2019)
Follow-up report No. 6 (15/03/2019)
Follow-up report No. 7 (22/03/2019)
Follow-up report No. 8 (17/05/2019)
Follow-up report No. 9 (15/08/2019)
Follow-up report No. 10 (03/09/2019)
Follow-up report No. 11 (12/09/2019)
Follow-up report No. 12 (25/11/2019)
Follow-up report No. 13 (04/12/2019)
Follow-up report No. 14 (24/02/2020)
Outbreaks There are no new outbreaks in this report
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Unknown or inconclusive
Epidemiological comments The virulent Newcastle Disease (vND) event in California poultry as defined by OIE is now closed and resolved. The last confirmed positive detection of vNDV in poultry was made on November 29, 2019. In addition to having no further vNDV detections in poultry, the following outbreak response activities were performed: Depopulated infected poultry premises, dangerous contacts, and the high-risk premises. Placed a regional quarantine, mandated reporting of sick birds, prohibited movement of poultry except by permit, and conducted surveillance. Completed virus elimination on poultry premises. Audited the biosecurity of commercial poultry premises and other at-risk premises in the regional quarantine area. Provided ongoing education and outreach. The vNDV infection in poultry event in the United States of America is considered CLOSED, in accordance with the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) Terrestrial Animal Health Code Chapter 10.9 (Articles 10.9.3 and 10.9.4).
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • Quarantine
  • Stamping out
  • Zoning
  • Disinfection
  • Vaccination permitted (if a vaccine exists)
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • No other measures
Future Reporting
The event is resolved. No more reports will be submitted.