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Archive Number 20030227.0494
Published Date 27-FEB-2003
Subject PRO/AH/EDR> Newcastle disease, game fowl, plty - USA (CA) (09)

NEWCASTLE DISEASE, GAME FOWL, POULTRY - USA (CA) (10)
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[1]
Date: 26 Feb 2003
From: ProMED-mail <promed@promedmail.org>
Source:  The Sacramento Bee / AP - 25 Feb 2003 14:45 PST [edited]
<http://www.sacbee.com/state_wire/story/6174787p-7129900c.html>


Exotic Newcastle Disease detected in another San Diego County flock
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Exotic Newcastle disease has been found in another commercial chicken flock 
in San Diego County, bringing the total of contaminated operations in 
Southern California to 17.

More than 2.1 million birds have destroyed since the disease was first 
detected in the fall of 2002 in backyard poultry and pet birds in Los 
Angeles County. The disease has spread to Orange, Riverside, San 
Bernardino, and San Diego counties, prompting a broad quarantine.

Gov. Gray Davis declared a state of emergency last month, releasing money 
and manpower to combat the disease. Humans are not affected by the disease.

California is the nation's fifth-largest egg producer. About half of the 6 
billion eggs produced each year in California come from San Diego and 
Riverside counties.

The disease so far has been detected in 5 San Diego County flocks.

The last time Exotic Newscastle disease broke out in California was in the 
1970s, when 12 million birds had to be destroyed at a cost of $56 million.

The disease spreads quickly among birds. Signs of the disease in birds 
include sneezing, coughing, gasping for air, drooping wings, muscular 
tremors, and paralysis.

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[2]
Date: Thu, 27 Feb 2003 10:26:12 -0000
From: "Pablo Nart" <p.nart@virgin.net>
Source: The Modesto Bee 26 Feb 2003  05:50:09 AM PST
<http://www.modbee.com/ag/story/6271054p-7216454c.html


The death tally reached 3 million Tuesday in Southern California, where the 
poultry industry continues to be ravaged by exotic Newcastle disease.

The Exotic Newcastle Disease Task Force said Tuesday that the virus has 
infected a flock of 55 000 chickens in San Diego County. It's the fifth 
commercial flock in the county and the 17th in Southern California to be 
infected.

Like the others before them, the infected birds will be destroyed, their 
bodies double-bagged and the remains buried.

All 8 Southern California counties are under quarantine, forbidding the 
movement of live birds or poultry products out of the zone without a permit 
certifying they are free of the disease.

Regions of Nevada and Arizona, where the disease has been discovered in 
backyard flocks, are under a similar quarantine.

Newcastle does not affect humans, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said, 
nor does it damage meat or eggs. The exotic strain, however, is fatal to birds.

The disease has not been found in the Central Valley, where 
Livingston-based Foster Poultry Farms raises many of its birds. Foster 
Poultry Farms accounts for more than 90 percent of the state's chicken 
production and is the No. 7 processor in the country, according to industry 
production figures.

California's poultry industry is worth $3.2 billion annually, according to 
the Modesto-based California Poultry Federation.

The task force last week announced a program to monitor the valley, Sierra 
foothills and North Coast for the disease. The program will be based in 
Modesto and will go door to door, with teams asking about birds and 
providing information about the disease. The surveys will start in March 
[2003].

On a related note, Napa County sheriff's deputies raided an alleged 
cockfighting operation, according to the California Farm Bureau Federation. 
They confiscated more than 1000 roosters, as well as fighting equipment.

Government and industry officials are worried that cockfighting -- illegal 
in California and 47 other states -- could be spreading Newcastle in 
Southern California and could eventually bring it to the Central Valley.

A statewide outbreak of the disease in the 1970s led officials to destroy 
nearly 12 million chickens. That outbreak cost $56 million to stop and it 
was found that illegal cockfighting played a role in the spread of the disease.

The federal government has spent $22 million and the state $13 million 
battling the latest outbreak, according to the state.

[by: Richard T. Estrada]

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[see also:
Newcastle disease, game fowl, plty. - USA (west)(02) 20030211.0372
Newcastle disease, game fowl, plty. - USA (west)      20030206.0318
Newcastle disease, game fowl, plty - USA(CA)(09): corr 20030221.0454
Newcastle disease, game fowl, plty - USA (CA) (09) 20030219.0434
Newcastle disease, game fowl, plty. - USA (CA) (08)20030211.0373
Newcastle disease, game fowl, plty. - USA (CA) (07) 20030210.0361
Newcastle disease, game birds, poultry - USA (CA) (06) 20030209.0353
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
Newcastle disease, game fowl, plty. - USA (CA,NV) (02) 20030204.0304
Newcastle disease, game fowl, poultry - USA (CA, NV)      20030127.0246
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 (CA): OIE      20021004.5468]
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