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Newcastle Disease Breaks out in Israel

by 5m Editor
16 June 2009, at 9:22am

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

The Israeli veterinary authority has sent an Immediate Notification dated 15 June to the OIE.

The report describes a new outbreak of Newcastle disease at Ashkelon in the southern region of Hadarom. The outbreak started on 14 June at a farm with 150,000 broilers. There are eight poultry houses with four-week-old broilers on the site. The disease was detected in only two houses. Culling in all eight houses has begun and is expected to be finished within 24 hours, according to the report.

The last outbreak of Newcastle disease in Israel was in March 2009.

Further Reading

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