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Thursday, January 19, 2012

Seven Newcastle Disease Outbreaks in Israel

Via The Poultry Site :

" The Israeli veterinary authorities have reported seven new outbreaks of Newcastle disease in Haifa, Hadarom, Hazafon and Jerusalem.

The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) received follow-up report no.7 on Sunday, 15 January. The affected population comprises broilers, turkeys and egg layers.

According to the report, a total of 454,500 birds showed signs of susceptibility to the outbreak, out of which approximately 40,000 cases were reported. A total of 26,000 deaths were recorded, and 219,500 birds were destroyed, while 186,000 were slaughtered.

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

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