Infectious Diseases 2018

Infectious Diseases 2018

Newcastle disease confirmed in commercial flock in California

18 December, 2018

Newcastle disease has been confirmed in a commercial chicken flock in Riverside County, California. Since the outbreak of the virus in mid-May, about 60,000 birds – mostly chickens – have been euthanized.
This is the first case in commercial poultry since 2003.
This finding is part of an outbreak in southern California that began in May 2018 in backyard birds.