Newcastle Disease Strikes Burma

23/01/2009 09:50:07

Two poultry farms in Prome, Burma, have been destroyed after Newcastle disease was discovered there earlier this month, according to local residents. Of a total of 60 poultry farms in Prome, only two suffered from the disease, but this outbreak follows on from three infected farms in early December, where poultry had to be destroyed. Newcastle disease is of no threat to humans, but is highly fatal to chickens.

The disease gains its name from Newcastle, UK, where the disease was first discovered, but is commonly known as ‘twisted neck disease’ in the region, as this is the final and life-ending symptom of the disease.


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