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From: TSS ()
Subject: SCRAPIE (atypical) DENMARK
Date: October 11, 2006 at 9:54 am PST


(Disease never reported before in Denmark).

Information received on 10 and 11 October 2006 from Dr Preben Willeberg, Chief Veterinary Officer, Danish Veterinary and Food Administration, Søborg:

Report date: 11 October 2006.

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

Date of first confirmation of the event: 29 September 2006.

Date of start of the event: 20 September 2006.

Nature of diagnosis: laboratory.

Location of outbreak: Kjellerup, Viborg County.

Number of animals in the outbreak:

susceptible: 17.

cases: 1.

destroyed: 1.

Description of affected population: the affected animal was fallen stock and older than 10 years.

Laboratories where diagnostic tests were performed:

- Eurofins (National reference laboratory);

- Danish Institute for Food and Veterinary Research;

- VLA, Weybridge (United Kingdom) (OIE Reference Laboratory for scrapie).

Diagnostic test used: Western blot.

Source of outbreak or origin of infection: unknown or inconclusive.

Control measure undertaken: quarantine.

Other details/comments: the positive case of scrapie has been categorized as a case of the atypical form of scrapie.


OIE Animal Health Information Department


GOOD to see the OIE has not given up on reporting TSE all together with there stupid BSE MRR policy........ TSS

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