Newcastle disease,
Information received on 05/07/2006 from Dr Jamil Gomes de Souza, Director, Departamento de Salud Animal , Ministério da Agricultura, Pecuaria e Abastecimento, Brasilia DF, Brazil
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 02/05/2006
Date of confirmation of the event 04/07/2006
Report date 05/07/2006
Date submitted to OIE 05/07/2006
Date event resolved 08/11/2006
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 04/2001
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent avian paramyxovirus type 1 (APMV-1)
Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to the whole country
Related reports Immediate notification (05/07/2006)
Follow-up report No. 1 (10/07/2006)
Follow-up report No. 2 (19/07/2006)
Follow-up report No. 3 (02/08/2006)
Follow-up report No. 4 (09/08/2006)
Follow-up report No. 5 (11/08/2006)
Follow-up report No. 6 (30/08/2006)
Follow-up report No. 7 (14/09/2006)
Follow-up report No. 8 (30/10/2006)
Follow-up report No. 9 (08/11/2006)
Follow-up report No. 10 (14/11/2006)
Follow-up report No. 11 (27/03/2007)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 Vale real, Vale Real, Rio Grande Do Sul
Date of start of the outbreak 02/05/2006
Outbreak status Resolved (05/07/2006)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 44 17 16 28 0
Affected population backyard chickens (for self-consumption)
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 44 17 16 28 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Birds 38.64% 36.36% 94.12% 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
Epidemiological comments The owner reported the event to the official veterinary authority on 4 May 2006, the date on which the farm was inspected and put under a ban. Two zones were established: a protection zone (3-km-radius zone around the outbreak) and a surveillance zone (7-km-distance around the protection zone). Stamping out of all the birds in the farm as well as cleaning and disinfection are in progress. Nearby farms are under surveillance and, as of today, no clinical signs of the Newcastle disease have been detected.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Disinfection / Disinfestation
  • Quarantine
  • Stamping out
  • Zoning
  • Vaccination prohibited
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • Screening
Diagnostic test results
Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
Laboratorio Nacional Agropecuario - LANAGRO/SP (National laboratory) Birds intracerebral pathogenicity index (ICPI) test 04/07/2006 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations