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Followup Report on Newcastle disease in Great Britain

by 5m Editor
15 August 2005, at 12:00am

GREAT BRITAIN - This is a followup report (No 2) from OIE on the outbreak of Newcastle Disease in Great Britain.

Newcastle disease in Great Britain - GREAT BRITAIN - This is a followup report (No 2) from OIE on the outbreak of Newcastle Disease in Great Britain.

See also: 29 July 2005, 22 July 2005

Information received on 5 August 2005 from Dr Debby Reynolds, Director General for Animal Health and Welfare, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), London:

End of previous report period: 29 July 2005 (see Disease Information, 18 [30], 214, dated 29 July 2005).

End of this report period: 5 August 2005.

The origin of the Newcastle disease outbreak reported in pheasants in West Horsley was a legal movement of animals.

A surveillance zone with movement controls remains in place. No birds were ever moved off the affected premises and tracing of routes of indirect transmission by the movement of vehicles, people and things has been completed with negative results.

From the active surveillance in the restricted area, including laboratory sampling to date, it appears that this was a single isolated outbreak that has been effectively contained. Active surveillance continues.

Source: Office International des Epizooties - 12th August 2005

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