Infectious Diseases 2007

Infectious Diseases 2007

Bulgaria: New outbreak of Newcastle disease in Bulgarian poultry

Bulgaria 21 September, 2007 Bulgarian authorities have confirmed a new outbreak of Newcastle disease in poultry in the northwest of the country.
The outbreak occurred in the northwestern village of Smolianovtsi, where about 1,000 chickens, turkeys and geese have already been culled to prevent the disease from spreading, the national veterinary service was cited as saying in a statement, adding that local veterinarians have also begun vaccinating poultry in a 10-kilometre (6. 3-mile) surveillance zone around the outbreak.