NEWCASTLE DISEASE SPREADS IN EASTERN EUROPE

BULGARIAN authorities have reported more than 350 cases of Newcastle disease in flocks of backyard poultry. According to the World Animal Health Organisation, the Office International des Épizooties (OIE) all sick birds have died. The outbreak follows a report from the OIE earlier this month from Czech Republic, where backyard pigeons were killed by Newcastle disease. The OIE says so far the outbreak has been limited to Kardzhali in southern Bulgaria, and measures to control local poultry movements inside the country have been taken. Other control measures, ...


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