Newcastle Disease Breaks out in Israel

ISRAEL - The veterinary authorities have sent an Immediate Notification to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) about an outbreak of Newcastle disease on a commercial farm.
calendar icon 4 March 2009
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The Israeli veterinary authority sent the Immediate Notification dated 3 March to OIE.

The report describes an outbreak of Newcastle disease in a flock of 100,000 birds at Ramot Hashavim, Petach-Tiqwa in Hamerkaz, near to Tel Aviv. Around two hundred birds were affected and half of them died. Ten thousand birds were destroyed, the report says.

The Notification explained that the flock is divided into two premises of 50,000 table egg layers each. One group is 58 weeks old and the second group is 45 weeks old. The distance between the two premises is approximately five metres. The clinical signs and the post-mortem lesions were detected on one of the two premises – that with the older flock. Destruction of all the birds in the two premises has begun and will be terminated on 6 March 2009.

Newcastle disease last broke out in Israel in June 2008.

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