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OIE: Newcastle Disease Virus Reported

16 November 2012

ISRAEL - Sub-clinical Newcastle disease has been reported to the OIE by Dr Nadav Galon, Director, Veterinary Services and Animal Health, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development in Bet Dagan.

Six-week-old broilers showed no clinical signs and the flock was marketed and slaughtered on 7 November 2012. In the slaughterhouse, there was a high incidence of condemnation. Although no Newcastle characteristic lesions were observed, samples were sent to the laboratory for Newcastle disease testing.

Of the 25,600 birds at the farm in Sede Terumot, Yizreel, Hazafon, all were slaughtered. The exact number of cases is unknown, as is the source of the outbreak.

The last outbreak of Newcastle disease in the country was in August 2012.

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