The US Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) confirmed three additional cases of virulent Newcastle disease in California last week, with one case located at a live bird market.
A case of Newcastle disease was found in a private owner’s flock of chickens in Ventura County. The case follows the May 17 discovery of the disease in Los Angeles County and its spread to San Bernardino and Riverside counties.
Belgian food safety authorities have announced a 3rd commercial poultry farm in the country has been infected with Newcastle Disease, marking the 17th case in the country since April.
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has confirmed five additional cases of virulent Newcastle disease in backyard exhibition chickens in California - two in Los Angeles County, one in Riverside County, and two in San Bernardino County.
Since the first Virulent Newcastle Disease was confirmed in San Bernardino County, California on May 24, a total of a dozen have been reported in the county.