Israel Reports More Newcastle Disease

20 July 2016, at 12:00am

ISRAEL - Five more outbreaks of Newcastle disease have been reported in Israel's Hadarom and Hazafon regions.

Israel has been regularly reporting outbreaks of Newcastle disease for several years.

This time, broilers on farms were mostly affected. The broilers on the Hadarom farm were culled after backyard chickens in a nearby area were found positive for the virus.

In total, over 5000 birds died and another 221,500 were destroyed to prevent the disease spreading. Vaccination, movement control, zoning and disinfection measures are also being used to control the disease.