ISRAEL - Nine more outbreaks of Newcastle disease have been found in Israel.
The outbreaks took place in the Hazafon, Haifa and Hamerkaz provinces.
Over 70,000 birds died and 260,000 were destroyed in the nine outbreaks, which occurred in broilers, breeders and backyard chickens. Some of the outbreaks were not detected by clinical signs, but rather by active surveillance measures put in place to combat the disease.
The source of the outbreak was unknown, and the authorities are fighting the outbreak by disinfection, stamping out, movement controls, zoning and quarantine measures.
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