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From: TSS ()
Subject: SCRAPIE IN HUNGARY 1st reported and documented cases
Date: June 28, 2006 at 7:47 am PST


(Disease never reported before in Hungary).

Information received on 27 June 2006 from Dr Miklós Süth, Chief Veterinary Officer, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Budapest:

Report date: 27 June 2006.

Reason for immediate notification: first occurrence of a listed disease or infection in a country or zone/compartment.

Date of first confirmation of the event: 26 June 2006.

Date of start of the event: 29 May 2006.

Nature of diagnosis: laboratory.

Two cases of scrapie have been reported in a farm in Sákeresztúr, Fejér county (564 susceptible animals and 2 deaths). The two animals that died were aged 85 months and 125 months, respectively.

The confirmatory tests (histopathology and immunocytochemistry) were carried out by the Central Veterinary Institute in Budapest (CVI) and gave positive results.

Primary discriminatory immuno-blotting indicated that both cases can be ascribed to the classic form of scrapie. The genotyping of the animals is in progress. The CVI will send samples to the EC Reference Laboratory for further investigations.

The entire animal population in the outbreak will be killed soon. The whole carcasses of these animals will be destroyed as category 1 material in line with regulation (EC) No. 1774/2002.


OIE Animal Health Information Department


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