No Further Outbreaks of Newcastle Disease in Papua New Guinea

PAPUA NEW GUINEA - The country's veterinary authorities have reported no further outbreaks of Newcastle disease in the country.
calendar icon 30 January 2014
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According to follow report no. 3 sent to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) on Wednesday, 29 January, introduction of new live animals, illegal movement of animals and fomites (humans, vehicles, feed etc.) have been sourced as the primary causes of the Newcastle disease outbreaks.

According to the report, the disease has also been thought to be introduced through fresh/frozen chicken meat/eggs from Papua Province of Indonesia.

The OIE reports that the outbreak is confined to a single village in the Vanimo Green District of the Sandaun (West Sepik) Province. The outbreak does not cover the whole country.

Stamping out, quarantine, movement control inside the country, screening, zoning and disinfection of infected premises/establishment(s) are some of the control measures that have been applied to control the situation. None of the birds were vaccinated and none of the affected birds received treatment.

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