Infectious Diseases 2009

Infectious Diseases 2009

Newcastle Disease Reported in Croatia

11 May, 2009

The veterinary authorities have reported an outbreak of Newcastle disease in pigeons.
The report is about an outbreak of Newcastle disease in pigeons at Kastel Kambelovac in the country of Splitsko-Dalminska, along the Adriatic coast. The outbreak started on 9 April. Two birds in a hobby flock of 133 pigeons died.
The virus has been confirmed as the PPMV 1 velogenic virus strain.
The last outbreak of Newcastle disease in Croatia was in March 1991.