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More Newcastle Disease Outbreaks in Israel

by 5m Editor
28 February 2012, at 6:46am

ISRAEL - The Israeli veterinary authorities have reported further outbreaks of Newcastle disease in Hazafon, Hamerkaz, Hadarom and in Jerusalem.

The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) received follow-up report no. 11 on Sunday, 26 February. The affected population consists of broilers and egg layers.

Out of a total of 228600 susceptible birds, approximately 17020 cases were identified. 5608 deaths were recorded and 131400 birds were destroyed.

The source of the outbreak has still not been identified and the epidemiological investigation is ongoing.

Further Reading

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