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Newcastle Disease In The USA

by 5m Editor
14 July 2003, at 12:00am

CALIFORNIA - Follow-up report (via OIE) on the Newcastle Disease in the State of California.

See also: 13 June 2003, 9 May 2003, 25 April 2003, 18 April 2003, 7 February 2003, 24 January 2003, 17 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 7 July 2003 from Dr Peter Fernandez, Associate Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Washington, DC:

Date of previous report on Newcastle disease situation in California: 17 January 2003 (see Disease Information, 16 [4], 24, dated 24 January 2003).

End of this report period: 7 July 2003.

No new positive premises have been detected in California since 31 May 2003. Approximately 3.9 million birds were destroyed.

Currently quarantined backyard flocks (infected and/or dangerous contacts) by county in California: Riverside (3) and San Bernardino (1).

Source: OFFICE INTERNATIONAL DES EPIZOOTIES - 11th July 2003

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