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From: TSS ()
Subject: Scrapie Romania (Immediate notification) OIE
Date: June 14, 2007 at 7:56 am PST

Information received on 13/06/2007 from Dr Stefan Nicolae, Directeur Général , Direction Générale, Autorité Nationale Sanitaire Vétérinaire pour la Sécurité des Aliments (ANSVSA), Bucuresti , Romania


Report type Immediate notification
Start date 21/05/2007
Date of confirmation of event 12/06/2007
Report date 13/06/2007
Date submitted to OIE 13/06/2007
Reason for notification Reoccurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 08/12/2006
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Scrapie prion
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
Report pertains to Defined zone within the country

New outbreaksOutbreak 1 (1) Hitias, Hitias, TIMIS
Date of start of outbreak 13/06/2007
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not submitted)
Epidemiological unit Village
Affected animals Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
Sheep 17 1 0 0 1

Affected population A herd of 17 reformed sheep. One showed clinical signs (weakness, muscles trembling and sialorrhea) and was slaughtered. Anatomopathology: infestation with Echinococcus parasites, oedema in muscle masses.
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Outbreak statistics Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible removed*
Sheep 5.88% 0.00% 0.00% 5.88%
* Removed from the susceptible population either through death, destruction or slaughter

EpidemiologySource of infection Unknown or inconclusive

Control measuresMeasures already applied Movement control inside the country
Vaccination permitted
No treatment of affected animals

Measures to be applied Stamping out

Diagnostic test resultsLaboratory name and type Institute for Diagnosis and Animal Health (National laboratory)
Tests and results Species Test Test date Result
Sheep western blotting 12/06/2007 Positive

Map of outbreak locationsLocation of current outbreaks

PLEASE NOTE, USDA et al must have a gold card with the OIE.
NOT one word on the OIE web site about the first ever documented case of NOR98 in the USA.
SEEMS like the OIE reports on scrapie and other TSE does not include the USA ;

05/03/2007: Scrapie, Israel, (Follow-up report No. 1)

01/03/2007: Scrapie, Israel, (Immediate notification)

11/10/2006: Scrapie, Denmark, (Immediate notification)

26/07/2006: Scrapie, Hungary, (Immediate notification)

30/06/2006: Scrapie, Hungary, (Immediate notification)

27/06/2006: Scrapie, Hungary, (Immediate notification)

05/04/2006: Scrapie, Slovenia, (Immediate notification)



I went back through the weekly disease reporting through the year 2005 from the OIE.
THE way I see how this works is, IF the USA refuses to report these TSEs to the OIE,
the OIE does not have to document it, thus the USA stays TSE free on paper (please note
that just about every country that went down with BSE, all went by OIE guidelines). IT
seems the OIE and it's reporting is based on the merit on the country that is reporting the
disease. SO, the USA will keep it's gold card, especially since the recent bogus reclassification
of the USA and Canada as a 'controlled risk', which we all know is a lie, nothing more. IF I
were other countries, I would do as the USA does and simply refuse to report any TSE. I simply
do not understand why some countries get there TSEs reported by the OIE, and others do not $



(Adopted by the International Committee of the OIE on 23 May 2006)

11. Information published by the OIE is derived from appropriate
declarations made by the official Veterinary Services of Member Countries.
The OIE is not responsible for inaccurate publication of country disease
status based on inaccurate information or changes in epidemiological status or other
significant events that were not promptly reported to then Central Bureau............

YOU would think that since the USA has the most documented TSEs in human and animals than
any other country in the world, ALL of which have been rendered and fed back to animals for
human and animal consumption, and since the USA boast about the OIE rating 'controlled risk',
the least the OIE could do is report all of them. I see nothing being reported, no BSE, no BASE,
no CWD, no scrapie, just BSeee. do a search on the OIE site for 'bse usa' and you find nothing,
just more BSeee. The OIE organization should do everyone a favor and disolve itself if it is not
going to be science based. ...TSS

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