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Risk Analysis on the Exotic Newcastle Disease Status of Denmark

by 5m Editor
5 May 2005, at 12:00am

The U.S. Department of Agriculture today announced that it will make public a risk analysis prepared by its Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service on the exotic Newcastle disease (END) status of Denmark.

Availability of Risk Analysis on the Exotic Newcastle Disease Status of Denmark - US - The U.S. Department of Agriculture today announced that it will make public a risk analysis prepared by its Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service on the exotic Newcastle disease (END) status of Denmark.

The risk analysis also addresses the related disease risks associated with importing poultry carcasses, parts or products of poultry carcasses and eggs (other than hatching eggs) of poultry, game or other birds from Denmark.

The evaluation will be used as a basis for determining whether to relieve certain restrictions on the importation of those items into the United States from Denmark. APHIS is making this evaluation available to the public for review and comment.

END is a contagious and fatal viral disease affecting all species of birds. Previously known as velogenic viscerotropic Newcastle disease, END is probably one of the most infectious diseases of poultry in the world. END is so virulent that many birds die without showing clinical signs. A death rate of almost 100 percent can occur in unvaccinated poultry flocks. END can infect and cause death even in vaccinated poultry.

Notice of availability and request for comments is scheduled for publication on May 5, 2005 Federal Register. APHIS documents published in the Federal Register are available on the Internet at http://www.aphis.usda.gov/ppd/rad/webrepor.html.

Consideration will be given to comments received on or before July 5, 2005. Send an original and three copies of postal mail or commercial delivery comments to Docket No. 02-089-2, Regulatory Analysis and Development, PPD, APHIS, Station 3C71, 4700 River Road Unit 118, Riverdale, MD 20737-1238. If you wish to submit a comment using the Internet, go to EDOCKET at http://www.epa.gov/feddocket, click on “View Open APHIS Dockets,” and locate agency Docket No. 02-089-2.

Comments are posted on the EDOCKET Website and may be reviewed at USDA, Room 1141, South Building, 14th St. and Independence Ave., SW, Washington, D.C., between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. To facilitate entry into the comment reading room, please call (202) 690-2817.

Source: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service - 5th May 2005

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