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USDA Confirms Virulent Newcastle Disease in Backyard Exhibition Birds in Utah
January 20, 2019
This case is believed to be connected to the current outbreak of virulent Newcastle disease in California, as three of the birds at the premises were recently moved to Utah from Los Angeles County, California. Since May 2018, 299 cases of Newcastle disease have been confirmed in Southern California, primarily in backyard exhibition birds
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Recommendation to Cancel California Poultry Exhibitions with Birds From vND Affected Counties
January 18, 2019
To support disease containment and eradication efforts, the California State Veterinarian is recommending that all poultry exhibitions that include birds from high-risk counties (Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura) be cancelled.
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Virulent Newcastle Disease in California update
January 11, 2019
On January 10 a 3rd case of vND was diagnosed on a commercial layer flock 5 miles from the most recent case. On January 8, 2019, USDA confirmed a second case of vND in a commercial layer flock in Riverside County, California. On December 14, USDA confirmed vND in a 6 week old commercial layer pullet flock in the same county. Some 500,000 birds have been de-populated. Since the outbreak began in mid-May, more than 66,000 backyard birds on 230 premises have been euthanized.
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OIE Situation Report Avian Influenza August 2018
December 29, 2018
This report provides an analysis of the current global situation from the OIE expertise network. The document briefly presents the key risks driving current events - how the strains are interacting with hosts (both wild birds and poultry, and sometimes humans) and the environment (season and climate, livestock husbandry systems, ecosystems) – and how the events may evolve in the months ahead.
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Update on low pathogenic H5N2 avian influenza outbreak in Minnesota commercial turkey flocks
December 12, 2018
Ongoing surveillance by the Minnesota Board of Animal Health has identified a total of 8 cases of H5N2 low pathogenic avian influenza, (4 in Stearns County and 4 in Kandiyohi County) since October 19. Flocks have been quarantined and will be tested and monitored until the Board determines the flock is virus-negative at which time the turkeys will be "controlled marketed." Seven flocks have now tested negative and have been controlled marketed.
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