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Eight More ND Outbreaks Reported in Israel

by 5m Editor
25 March 2011, at 6:44am

ISRAEL - Eight outbreaks of Newcastle disease (ND) have been reported in the first two weeks of this month.

The veterinary authority sent Follow Up report No. 1 dated 24 March to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).

The report describes eight new outbreaks of ND starting between 3 and 15 March. Several of the outbreaks involved individual birds (including a peacock and pigeons) or small groups but three were at commercial farms. In all, 193,036 birds were involved, of which 25,018 showed symptoms and 4,616 died. The remaining 188,415 have been destroyed.

Some outbreaks are connected epidemiologically through persons or equipment that passed from one farm to another, according to the report.

Further Reading

- Find out more information on Newcastle disease by clicking here.