Infectious Diseases 2005

Infectious Diseases 2005

Newcastle Disease in Sweden.

Sweden 18 December, 2005 Report date: 16 December 2005.
Nature of diagnosis: laboratory.
Date of initial detection of animal health incident: 15 December 2005
Location of the outbreak: County of Ostergotland.
Description of affected population: laying hens.
Total number of animals in the outbreak: susceptible: 40,000
deaths: 42; destroyed: 39,958
ICPI=1.275.
Other epidemiological details:
- A neighbouring farm (500 m away) was positive in PCR but negative in virus isolation (OIE).