Saturday, January 22, 2011

Bovine spongiform encephalopathy, atypical BSE (L-type). Netherlands Information received on 21/01/2011

Bovine spongiform encephalopathy, Netherlands

Information received on 21/01/2011 from Dr Christianne Bruschke, Chief Veterinary Officer , Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality, Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality, The Hague, Netherlands

Summary

Report type Immediate notification (Final report) Start date 04/01/2011 Date of first confirmation of the event 11/01/2011 Report date 21/01/2011 Date submitted to OIE 21/01/2011 Date event resolved 11/01/2011 Reason for notification Reoccurrence of a listed disease Date of previous occurrence 15/10/2010 Manifestation of disease Clinical disease Causal agent Bovine spongiform encephalopathy agent Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (basic) This event pertains to the whole country

New outbreaksOutbreak 1 Lippenhuizen, FRIESLAND Date of start of the outbreak 04/01/2011 Outbreak status Resolved (11/01/2011) Epidemiological unit Farm Affected animals Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered Cattle 119 1 0 1 0

Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1 Outbreak statistics Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost* Cattle 0.84% 0.00% 0.00% 0.84%

* Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter

EpidemiologySource of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection Unknown or inconclusive

Epidemiological comments Result of a monitoring sample taken at a rendering plant. The animal was euthanized by a veterinary practitioner. There are no animals alive belonging to the birth cohort and the feed cohort and there are no animals alive belonging to the off-spring younger than 2 years. This is a case of atypical BSE (L-type).

Control measuresMeasures applied Modified stamping out No vaccination No treatment of affected animals

Measures to be applied No other measures

Diagnostic test resultsLaboratory name and type Central Veterinary Institute (CVI) (Regional Reference Laboratory) Tests and results Species Test Test date Result Cattle immunohistochemical test 11/01/2011 Positive Cattle western blotting 11/01/2011 Positive

Future ReportingThe event is resolved. No more reports will be submitted.

Map of outbreak locations


http://www.oie.int/wahis/public.php?page=single_report&pop=1&reportid=10152




Friday, January 21, 2011

Strain-Specific Barriers against Bovine Prions in Hamsters


http://transmissiblespongiformencephalopathy.blogspot.com/2011/01/strain-specific-barriers-against-bovine.html





Saturday, December 18, 2010


OIE Global Conference on Wildlife Animal Health and Biodiversity - Preparing for the Future (TSE AND PRIONS) Paris (France), 23-25 February 2011


http://transmissiblespongiformencephalopathy.blogspot.com/2010/12/oie-global-conference-on-wildlife.html




http://bse-atypical.blogspot.com/




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