Newcastle Disease Disrupts Poultry Producers in Israel

9 September 2016, at 6:00am

ISRAEL - An outbreak of Newcastle disease has killed 20 birds in the Hamerkaz province of Israel.

Another 80 birds were destroyed to prevent the outbreak from spreading. The outbreak is thought to result from illegal movement of animals, and it is being fought through vaccination and disinfection.

Israel has been reporting outbreaks of Newcastle disease for some time, but the numbers of outbreaks seem to have slowed recently, with only this one outbreak reported in August, compared with five in July, five in June and ten in May.