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Nine Newcastle Disease Outbreaks in Israel

by 5m Editor
17 April 2012, at 6:01am

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

The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) received Follow-up Report No. 14 on Sunday, 15 April. The affected population consists of broilers ranging from 4 to 6 weeks of age.

Out of 252000 susceptible broilers, approximately 25500 cases were identified, and 8900 deaths were reported. 106100 birds were destroyed and 127000 were slaughtered.

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

Further Reading

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