Infectious Diseases 2009

Infectious Diseases 2009

New Newcastle Disease Outbreak in Belgian Pigeons

22 December, 2009 A new outbreak of Newcastle disease (ND) has been reported in Belgium, bringing the total to seven.
The new outbreak occurs in a holding of 300 hobby pigeons at Nivelles in Walloon Brabant. The pigeons were vaccinated on 3 November 2009. Twenty young pigeons died in late October and a further bird died on 1 December. The remaining birds have been destroyed.