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Newcastle Disease Outbreak Discovered in Romania

4 December 2015, at 6:00am

ROMANIA - Romania has reported an outbreak of Newcastle disease for the first time since 2007.

Over 500 birds died in a flock of laying hens in Bucov, Prahova. Another 1070 birds were destroyed to prevent the outbreak from spreading.

Romania's report to the World Organisation for Animal health described the affected farm as 'non-commercial, and said the birds were aged seven and a half months. They were vaccinated at 1 and 3 weeks old with a live attenuated vaccine, administered orally.

As well as the stamping out operation, the country is enacting screening measures, tracing of the outbreak and movement controls.