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Newcastle Disease Breaks Out in Israel

by 5m Editor
28 September 2011, at 9:56am

ISRAEL - The Israeli veterinary authorities have reported an outbreak of Newcastle disease in Hadarom.

The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) received an immediate notification yesterday, 27 September. The affected population comprises 5 to 7-week-old broilers. The flock has been divided into four pens. All the pens were affected.

A total of 10,5000 birds were found susceptible to the disease, out of which 4500 were identified. A total of 1500 deaths was recorded, and 10,3500 birds were destroyed.

The source of the outbreak remains inconclusive. The epidemiological investigation is ongoing.

Further Reading

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