Israel's Veterinary Services and Animal health has reported to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) an outbreak of Newscastle Disease in the south of the country.
A total of 2000 five-week- old broilers died of Newcastle disease. The outbreak was localised to one incident.
The birds, some 47,500 in total, were divided up in two pens. The disease was found in one of the pens. In addition, the OIE reports 7,500 cases of Newcastle disease, and 38,000 susceptible birds.
All the birds are scheduled for destruction.
Source: OIE www.oie.int