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Archive Number 20021216.6077
Published Date 16-DEC-2002
Subject PRO/AH> Newcastle disease, game birds - USA (CA) (10)

NEWCASTLE DISEASE, GAME BIRDS - USA (CA) (10)
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Date: Mon Dec 2002
From: Thomas E Walton < thomas.e.walton@usda.gov>
Source: Official APHIS release


Newcastle Disease in California in Backyard Poultry

Officials with the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) and 
the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) are conducting an 
eradication campaign for Newcastle disease.  The disease was confirmed on 1 
Oct 2002 and is restricted to backyard poultry.

Clinical signs in infected birds include respiratory, nervous, and 
gastrointestinal signs.  Mortality is up to 90 percent of exposed 
birds.  Commercial poultry, at this time, are not involved in the disease 
occurrence.  Investigations are ongoing and all figures are pending final 
validation.

Situation Update (as of 11 Dec 2002):
Number of premises positive: 136
Number of contacts:  400

Number of premises depopulated: 391
Premises waiting to be depopulated: 32
Birds depopulated to date:  28 400

Counties with positive flocks: Los Angeles:  Riverside and San Bernardino

Operational Update:
Effective 13 Nov 2002, the California State Veterinarian has imposed a 
quarantine (Food and Agriculture Code Section 9562) on the following 
counties: All of Los Angeles County; Portions of Riverside County; and 
Portions of San Bernardino County.

Effective 21 Nov 2002, APHIS has imposed a federal quarantine that 
regulates the interstate movement of poultry and poultry products from 
California's already quarantined areas.

Poultry species affected by California's quarantine are: Chickens, Turkeys, 
Ducks, Geese, Grouse, Partridges, Pheasants, Quails, Guinea Fowl, Pea Fowl 
(Peacocks), Doves, Pigeons, Swans, Ratites, Ratite Eggs.

State and federal animal health officials are conducting door-to-door 
surveys to identify fowl and other birds in the affected areas and are 
following up on all epidemiological associations.  To date,  depopulation, 
cleaning and disinfecting, and carcass disposal are being conducted by CDFA 
and APHIS.  CDFA has closed all poultry exhibits and fairs and expositions 
within the State of California.

The Newcastle disease situation is contained and is still considered a 
single outbreak cluster within a 30-mile radius in Los Angeles County and 
along the Los Angeles/Riverside/San Bernardino County border.

Affected and exposed backyard poultry are being euthanized and 
double-bagged.  Task Force members are disinfecting the bags and 
transporting the carcasses to restricted landfills for burial.

All door-to-door surveillance, along with interviews has established that 
there have been no links to eastern States within the United States and no 
exposure to other backyard poultry in other States.

Local commercial table egg layer birds are being closely monitored and will 
only be allowed to move intrastate under CDFA monitoring and spent-hen 
movements restricted to the day they are scheduled for processing.

New Trade Issues:
Nothing new to report.

Please forward this information to your federal, State, and industry 
counterparts as necessary.

If you have questions about this situation please feel free to call USDA, 
APHIS, Veterinary Services, Emergency Programs at 800-940-6524, 
301-734-8073, or e-mail at EMOC@APHIS.USDA.GOV.

-----definitions---------
Emergency Management Issue is for information with no impact on APHIS
Emergency Management Notice is an ongoing incident with potential impact on 
APHIS
Emergency Management Warning is an ongoing incident with almost certain 
impact on APHIS

--
Thomas E. Walton
<Thomas.E.Walton@usda.gov>

[see also:
Newcastle disease, game birds - USA (CA) (09) 20021208.6014
Newcastle disease, game birds - USA (CA) (08) 20021203.5958
Newcastle disease, game birds - USA (CA) (07) 20021125.5893
Newcastle disease, game birds - USA (CA) (06) 20021112.5780
Newcastle disease, game birds - USA (CA) (05) 20021101.5689
Newcastle disease, game birds - USA (CA) (04) 20021026.5646
Newcastle disease, game birds - USA (CA) (03) 20021019.5603
Newcastle disease, game birds - USA (CA) (02) 20021012.5533
Newcastle disease, game birds - USA (TX): warning      20021006.5482
Newcastle disease, game birds - USA (CA): OIE      20021004.5468]
..........................................tg/pg/dk




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