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Another Algerian Poultry Flock Reports Newcastle Disease

10 June 2014, at 4:23pm

ALGERIA - A new outbreak of Newcastle disease has been reported in a broiler flock in the north-east of the country.

The veterinary authority sent Follow Up Report No.1 dated 9 June to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).

It describes a new outbreak of Newcastle disease in a broiler flock at Eainry Massine in the Constantine region of north-east Algeria. A total of 2,500 birds died at the farm on 5 June.

Clinical signs observed in the outbreaks were diarrhoea, ocular-nasal discharge, neurological signs, respiratory signs and high mortality.

Control measures on the affected farm are: quarantine on the infected farms, destruction and burial of carcasses, disinfection and depopulation of the infected farms and booster vaccination of the non-infected farms.

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