Belgium is currently listed in Annex II to Decision 2008/185/EC, as a Member State where approved national control programmes for the eradication of Aujeszky’s disease have been implemented.
Belgium has now submitted documentation in support of its application to declare that Member State free from Aujeszky’s disease.
Following the evaluation of the supporting documentation submitted by that Member State, it is appropriate that Belgium be no longer listed in Annex II to Decision 2008/185/EC, but instead be listed in Annex I thereto.
Annex I to Decision 2008/185/EC lists Member States or regions thereof which are free of Aujeszky’s disease and where vaccination is prohibited. Annex II to that Decision lists Member States or regions thereof where approved national control programmes for the eradication of Aujeszky’s disease are in place.
DOUE/ European Union.