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Mexico Ends 29-Year Freedom from Clinical ND

by 5m Editor
15 February 2011, at 12:28am

MEXICO - The first outbreak of clinical Newcastle disease (ND) has been reported in the most north-western state of the country.

The veterinary authority sent an Immediate Notification dated 12 February to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).

The outbreak started on 26 January at a broiler farm in Tijuana, Baja California. Around half of the 21,000-bird flock died and the rest have been destroyed or slaughtered. The farm had birds of different ages. Quarantine has been applied, along with other measures to control the disease are implemented by federal and State authorities in coordination with farmers.

This is the first case of clinical Newcastle disease in the country since 1982.

Further Reading

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