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Archive Number 20030126.0237
Published Date 26-JAN-2003
Subject PRO/AH/EDR> Newcastle disease, game birds - USA (NV) (02)

NEWCASTLE DISEASE, GAME BIRDS - USA (NV)(02)
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Date: 23 Jan 2003
From: Pablo Nart <p.nart@virgin.net>
Source Reno Gazette Journal [edited]
<http://www.rgj.com/news/stories/html/2003/01/21/32544.php?sp1=rgj&sp2=News&sp3=Local+News>


One turkey and 132 chickens, geese, and ducks have been destroyed by 
authorities trying to contain an outbreak of a deadly and highly infectious 
bird virus in a Las Vegas neighborhood.

Kimberley Smith, spokeswoman for a multi-agency Exotic Newcastle Disease 
(END) task force, said Tuesday that 9 properties near Nellis Air Force base 
are believed affected by the avian disease. Birds have been eradicated, and 
disinfection efforts have begun at 6 properties, she said. So-called 
"depopulation" teams were due Tuesday to eliminate birds from 3 more 
properties.

The discovery of infected chickens in a backyard flock last week prompted 
federal and state officials to expand a strict quarantine on poultry and 
pet birds from California to southern Nevada, including all of Clark County 
and parts of Nye County, south of Amargosa Valley.

The virus poses no threat to humans, and the sale of chicken and other 
poultry products is not affected by the quarantine. However, pet and feed 
stores have been told that no birds can be moved or sold.

Nevada has no commercial poultry industry. But state and federal 
agriculture officials fear the spread of the disease could taint the 
multi-billion-dollar Southern California poultry industry.

More than 1.7 million chickens have been slaughtered as a precaution in 
Southern California since the virus was first found there in September 2002.

Utah and Oregon agriculture officials last week banned the importation of 
birds from areas in California and Nevada affected by Exotic Newcastle Disease.

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[A recent OIE posting suggested there is some strain similarity between 
past strains of Newcastle disease virus in Mexico and the strains in 
Nevada. Although the strains may be closely related to known prior Mexican 
isolates, this does not necessarily indicate proof of origin. The minor 
differences indicate possibly independent sources. - Mod.TG]

[see also:
Newcastle disease, game birds - USA (NV)      20030117.0138
Newcastle disease, game birds, poultry - USA (CA) (05) 20030117.0145
Newcastle disease, game birds, poultry - USA (CA)(04) 20030116.0129
Newcastle disease, game birds, poultry - USA (CA)(03) 20030108.0060
Newcastle disease, game birds, poultry - USA (CA) (02) 20030104.0021
Newcastle disease, game birds, poultry - USA (CA)      20030103.0014
2002
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Newcastle disease, game birds, poultry - USA (CA)      20021228.6147
Newcastle disease, game birds - USA (CA) (11) 20021221.6104
Newcastle disease, game birds - USA (CA) (10) 20021216.6077
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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