ISRAEL - There have been seven new outbreaks of Newcastle disease in Israel.
Over 19,000 birds have been destroyed as a result of the outbreaks, in Hazafon, Hamerkaz and Haifa.
Two of the outbreaks were in backyard flocks, and the rest were in commercial egg laying enterprises. Some of the outbreaks were detected by a drop in lay.
The source of the outbreaks is unknown.
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