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January 18, 1955
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Approved For Release 2008/06/19: CIA-RDP80-0081 OA005800320011-4 CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY INFORMATION REPORT COUNTRY East Germany/Satellites SUBJECT Rinderpest in East Germany Tbig material contains Information of sctins the Na- tiooai Defenes of the United Bata within the mean- laS of the irptcosie Laws. This It. U.S.C. Seas. 750 sad IN, the teanuniselon or revelation of which in uW meaner to an unauthorised person is prohibited by law. REPORTI DATE DISTR. lg January 1955 NO. OF PAGES 1 25X1 REQUIREMENT NO. RD THE SOURCE EVALUATIONS IN IM RMOIT ARE DEFINITI THE APPRAISAL OF CONTENT If MITATIVE. (FOR KEY SEE SS?VINSII) '25X1 1. The symptoms of diseased cattle in Eal+t fArmany as reported by two East German veterinarians 25X1 confirm the belief that the cattle 25X1 Id-L>easelreported in East Germany is rinderpest. The areas affected are reported The East German official diagnosis is and Alt-ark b r kl M L . g, en u ec eipzig, to be 25X1 infectious gastroenteritis. 2. Manninger of Budapest, and Angelcv of Sofia are in the area. They and Dobberstein of East Berlin 1 agree that the entity is a virus disease but '_s not rinderpest. 3. officially 25X1 the disease has not been recognized as r n erpes P because or e consequent political implications of the necessity of restricting East-West traffic,if the disease were officially declared to be rinderpest. Comments The Berlin telephone directory for 1953 lists a Dr. Helmuth Dobberstein, GP, Manetstrasse 76, East Berlin. SECRET STATE X ARMY Y NAVY AIR Ix I FBI AEC /Nni,. W...Ainesn d stribuNen Ipolce-.d by "X"i Field dI**WftR by "*NJ . Approved For Release 2008/06/19: CIA-RDP80-0081 OA005800320011-4