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Newcastle Disease in Japan

by 5m Editor
12 December 2008, at 11:13p.m.

JAPAN - The veterinary authorities have reported a new case of Newcastle disease to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).

The report, dated 10 December, covers a single outbreak of Newcastle disease in the village of Onna on Okinawa, one of the most south-westerly islands.

The outbreak started on 2 December and was confirmed on 5 December. A flock of 11,800 broilers were affected. Of these, 364 birds died and the rest were destroyed. This was the first outbreak of Newcastle disease in Japan since March 2007.

Further Reading

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