Newcastle disease,
Dominican Republic
Information received on 28/02/2020 from Dra Nimia Lissette Gómez Rodríguez, Directora, Dirección de Sanidad Animal Dirección General de Ganadería (DIGEGA), Ministerio de Agricultura, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Summary
Report type Follow-up report No. 1
Date of start of the event 17/09/2019
Date of confirmation of the event 11/11/2019
Report date 28/02/2020
Date submitted to OIE 28/02/2020
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 19/08/2008
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Paramyxovirus type 1 (APMV-1)
Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to the whole country
Related reports Immediate notification (19/12/2019)
Follow-up report No. 1 (28/02/2020)
Follow-up report No. 2 (10/03/2020)
New outbreaks (4)
Outbreak 1 (3657) Peravia, Las Tablas , Matanza, Peravia
Date of start of the outbreak 11/10/2019
Outbreak status Resolved (26/10/2019)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 36000 7410 7410 0 28590
Affected population 38-days broilers
Outbreak 2 (080-20) San Cristóbal, Ingenio Nuevo, San Cristóbal, San Cristobal
Date of start of the outbreak 30/10/2019
Outbreak status Resolved (15/11/2019)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 17000 17000 0 0
Affected population Broilers
Outbreak 3 (0209) Peravia, Cañafistol , Bani, Peravia
Date of start of the outbreak 14/11/2019
Outbreak status Resolved (13/12/2019)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 31061 949 939
Affected population Light layers. No more deaths, no more cases.
Outbreak 4 (357-20) Santiago, Monte Adentro, Licey, Santiago
Date of start of the outbreak 20/11/2019
Outbreak status Resolved (15/01/2020)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 20000 1859 1829 0 18171
Affected population Broilers
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 4
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 104061 10218 ** 27178 0 46761
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Birds ** 26.12% ** **
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
**Not calculated because of missing information
Epidemiology
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Unknown or inconclusive
Epidemiological comments Vaccination is again applied in all farms and backyards
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Vaccination in response to the outbreak (s)
  • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • Screening
  • Quarantine
  • Official destruction of animal products
  • Stamping out
  • Disinfection
  • Slaughter
  • Ante and post-mortem inspections
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • No other measures
Diagnostic test results
Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
Central Veterinary Laboratory (National laboratory) Birds real-time PCR 02/12/2019 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations