Newcastle Disease In The USA

by 5m Editor
9 May 2003, at 12:00am

TEXAS - A report (via OIE) on the Newcastle Disease in the State of Texas (follow-up report No. 2).

See also: 25 April 2003, 18 April 2003, 7 February 2003, 24 January 2003, 17 January 2003, 10 January 2003, 3 January 2003, 29 November 2002, 22 November 2002, 8 November 2002, 1 November 2002, 25 October 2002, 18 October 2002, 4 October 2002

Information received on 8 May 2003 from Dr Peter Fernandez, Associate Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Washington, DC:

End of previous report period: 24 April 2003 (see Disease Information, 16 [17], 101, dated 25 April 2003).

End of this report period: 8 May 2003.

Outbreaks in the State of Texas (updated data):

Location No. of outbreaks
El Paso County, in the south-western part of the State of Texas 1

Description of affected population in the Texas outbreak: backyard flocks only.

Total number of animals in the Texas outbreak:

species susceptible cases deaths destroyed slaughtered
avi ... ... ... approx. 2,006 0

All flocks within a 1-km radius of the positive flock have been depopulated. A total of 40 backyard flocks have been quarantined.

DNA sequencing analysis confirms that the Texas outbreak was caused by a separate introduction of virus and not by the movement of virus from the affected areas in California, Nevada, or Arizona (see follow-up report No. 1).

Early detection and rapid response have worked well to contain and eliminate this outbreak.


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