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Newcastle Disease In The USA

by 5m Editor
17 January 2003, at 12:00am

USA - A report (via OIE) on the Newcastle Disease in the United States (follow-up report No. 9).

See also: 9 May 2003, 25 April 2003, 18 April 2003, 7 February 2003, 24 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 10 January 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: 3 January 2003 (see Disease Information, 16 [2], 6, dated 10 January 2003).

End of this report period: 10 January 2003.

Outbreaks (updated data):

Location No. of outbreaks
Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego Counties, State of California
1*

* 3 positive commercial layer operations and approx. 1,160 positive or exposed backyard premises.

Control measures: see previous reports.

USDA and the State of California have expanded the boundaries of the quarantine zone to include a buffer zone around the Newcastle Disease infected sites. The expanded zone includes those counties with positive flocks: Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside, and San Diego; and adjacent counties of Santa Barbara, Ventura, Imperial and Orange.

Source: OFFICE INTERNATIONAL DES EPIZOOTIES - 17th January 2003

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