Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome,
Information received on 24/06/2020 from Mr Hans Wyss, Chief Veterinary Officer, Schwarzenburgstrasse 161, Swiss Federal Veterinary Office, LIEBEFELD BERNE, Switzerland
Report type Follow-up report No. 1 (Final report)
Date of start of the event 02/05/2020
Date of confirmation of the event 06/05/2020
Report date 24/06/2020
Date submitted to OIE 24/06/2020
Date event resolved 27/05/2020
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 28/03/2014
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus - Genotype 1 (EU)
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to the whole country
Related reports Immediate notification (08/05/2020)
Follow-up report No. 1 (24/06/2020)
Outbreaks There are no new outbreaks in this report
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Unknown or inconclusive
Epidemiological comments Until May, 27th all 5 commercial pig farms situated within a range of 5 km from the animal shelter in the Canton of Neuchâtel have been tested for porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PPRS). Representative sampling of about 850 animals from this pig population revealed negative results for antibodies against PRRS virus as well as for viral RNA. Furthermore, all porcine animals at the Clinic for Swine, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Bern have been tested twice for PRRS with negative results.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Screening
  • Disinfection
  • Vaccination prohibited
  • 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 of Virology and Immunology (IVI) (National laboratory) Swine polymerase chain reaction (PCR) 06/05/2020 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is resolved. No more reports will be submitted.