News 604 views update:Jan 12, 2010

Outbreak of Newcastle Disease in Peru

Agriculture authorities in Peru have reported an outbreak of Newcastle Disease in 31 birds in Ancash.

Clinical signs with neurological symptoms were reported on 2 November. Subsequent inspection of properties in the outbreak area did not reveal clinical disease cases amongst backyard and fighting birds.

Commercial poultry farms are not present in the outbreak area, they are approx. at a 280 km distance from the quarantined zone.

Presently, a vaccination campaign is being conducted in the outbreak area, around the outbreak and in the buffer zone. Commercial poultry farms in the coastal area of the district are under surveillance by SENASA.

Source: OIE

Natalie Berkhout

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