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Germany Reports Newcastle Disease in Pigeons

by 5m Editor
6 May 2010, at 6:37am

GERMANY - The first outbreak of Newcastle disease since 2008 has been reported near Bochum.

The veterinary authority has sent an Immediate Notification dated 4 May to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).

The report states that the outbreak started on 3 May at Goldhamme in North Rhine-Westphalia in a breeding establishment with 20 pigeons. Five of the birds died.

The last outbreak of Newcastle disease in Germany was in September 2008.

Further Reading

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