Newcastle disease,
Israel
Information received on 13/10/2020 from Dr Tamir Goshen, Acting Director, Veterinary Services and Animal Health, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Beit Dagan, Israel
Summary
Report type Follow-up report No. 40
Date of start of the event 22/12/2013
Date of confirmation of the event 23/12/2013
Report date 13/10/2020
Date submitted to OIE 13/10/2020
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 30/09/2013
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Newcastle disease virus
Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (basic), Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to the whole country
Related reports Immediate notification (24/12/2013)
Follow-up report No. 1 (04/02/2014)
Follow-up report No. 2 (03/03/2014)
Follow-up report No. 3 (26/03/2014)
Follow-up report No. 4 (27/04/2014)
Follow-up report No. 5 (28/05/2014)
Follow-up report No. 6 (09/06/2014)
Follow-up report No. 7 (02/07/2014)
Follow-up report No. 8 (17/08/2014)
Follow-up report No. 9 (14/09/2014)
Follow-up report No. 10 (24/11/2014)
Follow-up report No. 11 (14/12/2014)
Follow-up report No. 12 (25/12/2014)
Follow-up report No. 13 (14/02/2015)
Follow-up report No. 14 (02/03/2015)
Follow-up report No. 15 (04/03/2015)
Follow-up report No. 16 (19/03/2015)
Follow-up report No. 17 (04/04/2015)
Follow-up report No. 18 (19/04/2015)
Follow-up report No. 19 (16/06/2015)
Follow-up report No. 20 (16/09/2015)
Follow-up report No. 21 (14/10/2015)
Follow-up report No. 22 (15/11/2015)
Follow-up report No. 23 (15/12/2015)
Follow-up report No. 24 (24/01/2016)
Follow-up report No. 25 (28/02/2016)
Follow-up report No. 26 (17/04/2016)
Follow-up report No. 27 (22/05/2016)
Follow-up report No. 28 (16/06/2016)
Follow-up report No. 29 (19/07/2016)
Follow-up report No. 30 (04/09/2016)
Follow-up report No. 31 (18/01/2017)
Follow-up report No. 32 (21/03/2017)
Follow-up report No. 33 (26/09/2017)
Follow-up report No. 34 (28/01/2018)
Follow-up report No. 35 (18/03/2018)
Follow-up report No. 36 (20/08/2018)
Follow-up report No. 37 (02/01/2019)
Follow-up report No. 38 (18/02/2019)
Follow-up report No. 39 (26/05/2019)
Follow-up report No. 40 (13/10/2020)
New outbreaks (8)
Outbreak 1 (YUVAL) YUVAL, Tsefat, Hazafon
Date of start of the outbreak 05/06/2019
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 45000 1000 350 0 44650
Affected population Broilers. Six-week-old. Newcastle disease and bronchitis were diagnosed in the flock.
Outbreak 2 (HAZON) HAZON, Kineret, Hazafon
Date of start of the outbreak 24/06/2019
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds
Outbreak 3 (TUR''AN) TUR''AN, Kineret, Hazafon
Date of start of the outbreak 03/03/2020
Outbreak status Resolved (10/03/2020)
Epidemiological unit Backyard
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 30 30 30 0 0
Affected population Backyard layers.
Outbreak 4 (AR''ARA-BANEGEV) AR''ARA-BANEGEV, Beer-Sheva, Hadarom
Date of start of the outbreak 08/06/2020
Outbreak status Resolved (11/06/2020)
Epidemiological unit Backyard
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 20 20 20 0 0
Affected population Ornamental pigeons.
Outbreak 5 (MUGHAR) MUGHAR, Kineret, Hazafon
Date of start of the outbreak 14/06/2020
Outbreak status Resolved (21/06/2020)
Epidemiological unit Backyard
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 20 10 0 0
Affected population Ornamental pigeons. The remaining pigeons have been vaccinated.
Outbreak 6 (HODIYYA) HODIYYA, Ashkelon, Hadarom
Date of start of the outbreak 14/06/2020
Outbreak status Resolved (20/06/2020)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 90 30 0 44
Affected population Backyard poultry. The flock consists in 70 chickens, four turkeys, four pheasants and 12 ornamental hens. The pheasants and ornamental hens have been caged. All the other remaining birds have been slaughtered on spot.
Outbreak 7 (KARMIYYA) KARMIYYA, Ashkelon, Hadarom
Date of start of the outbreak 26/06/2020
Outbreak status Resolved (30/06/2020)
Epidemiological unit Backyard
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 30 15 15
Affected population Backyard poultry
Outbreak 8 (QIRYAT EQRON) QIRYAT EQRON, Rehovot, Hamerkaz
Date of start of the outbreak 16/08/2020
Outbreak status Resolved (09/09/2020)
Epidemiological unit Other
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 150 3 3 0 0
Affected population Ornamental pigeons. The three pigeons that died were young ones and they have not been vaccinated. No morbidity has been observed in the flock.
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 8
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 45340 1053 ** 458 15 44694
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Birds ** ** ** **
*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
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Zoning
  • Stamping out
  • Quarantine
  • Screening
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Vaccination permitted (if a vaccine exists)
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • Vaccination in response to the outbreak (s)
Diagnostic test results
Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
Kimron Veterinary Institute, Avian Diseases Laboratory (National laboratory) Birds polymerase chain reaction (PCR) 30/08/2020 Positive
Northern Egg Poultry Board Laboratory (Regional Laboratory) Birds polymerase chain reaction (PCR) 30/06/2020 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations