Ireland, the United Kingdom as regards Northern Ireland and Italy as regards the province of Bolzano have submitted documentation to the European Commission in support of their application to declare those Member States and the province of Bolzano free from Aujeszky’s disease.
Following the evaluation of the supporting documentation submitted by Ireland, by the United Kingdom and by Italy, it is appropriate that Ireland, Northern Ireland and the province of Bolzano are 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.
Wednesday November 14, 2012/ DOUE/ European Commission/ European Union.