Following a report received from the Delegate of the United Kingdom to the OIE confirming a domestic case of classical BSE in a five-year-old cow in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, the ‘negligible BSE risk’ status of the zone of Scotland, as recognised by the OIE World Assembly of Delegates in terms of Resolution No. 26 of May 2018, was suspended on 2 October 2018.
The Delegate of the United Kingdom requested the re-instatement of a ‘controlled BSE risk status’ in accordance with the relevant provisions of the OIE Terrestrial Animal Health Code (Terrestrial Code).
The Scientific Commission for Animal Diseases, by electronic correspondence amongst its members, considered the information provided by the Delegate of the United Kingdom. Based on the documentation submitted and in accordance with Resolution No. 15 of May 2015, the Scientific Commission concluded that the zone of Scotland fulfils the requirements of the Terrestrial Code to regain a ‘controlled BSE risk status’ with effect from 26 December 2018.
Contact: OIE Status Department