135,000 birds dead in Newcastle outbreak in Israel
An outbreak of Newcastle disease in Israel has killed 1,000 broiler chickens and led to the culling of another 134,000, reports the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE). The birds were kept in four poultry houses on a farm in Tel Aviv. The disease was only detected in one of the poultry houses, but the birds in all four houses have been destroyed as a preventive measure. Health authorities have also established surveillance and quarantine areas within a 10-km radius from the source of the outbreak.