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Newcastle Disease Back in Peru

by 5m Editor
26 June 2009, at 9:46am

PERU - The veterinary authorities have sent a report to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) about a new outbreak of Newcastle disease.

The Peruvian veterinary authority sent an Immediate Notification dated 24 June to the OIE.

The report states that the outbreak started on 25 May at a backyard holding with fighting birds located in the urban area – Caraz in the Ancash region in north-western Peru. Of the 28 birds, four died, four were destroyed and the rest were slaughtered.

The previous occurrence of Newcastle disease was in mid-May this year.

Further Reading

- Find out more information on Newcastle disease by clicking here.