06 June 2002

 

 

 

 

 

The Director General

OIE

Paris

 

 

Dear Dr. Vallat

 

 

Emergency Report

 

Report Date: 06 June 2002

 

Diagnosis:

 

On 28 May 2002, the preliminary rapid test for bovine spongioform encephalopathy (BSE) showed a positive result for a cow from the Golan Heights in the north of the country. 

 

The test was repeated on 29 May 2002 and followed by the immunohistochemical test as an additional method. Both the rapid test and the immunohistochemical test showed positive results.

 

The sample in question was sent to the OIE Reference Laboratories for BSE in Bern (Switzerland) for confirmation of diagnosis. A positive confirmation was received on 06 June 2002.

 

Affected animal and structure of the farm of origin:

 

Measures Taken:


 

 

 

 

Sincerely,

 

 

 

O. Nir (Markusfeld) BVSc, MRCVS

 

Director of Veterinary Services

And Animal Health