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Virulent Newcastle disease detected in Riverside County


Last updated 7/13/2018 at 10:36am


Riverside County has found a confirmed case of Virulent Newcastle disease in the county and asks backyard chicken owners to take precautions.

RIVERSIDE – A confirmed case of virulent Newcastle disease was found in northwest Riverside County, June 30. The disease affects birds and can cause serious illness or death in an entire chicken flock in a single day.

The Riverside County location is close to other occurrences of the disease in southwest San Bernardino County. At this time, the single location is the only known incidence in Riverside County. All locations, including those in Riverside County, involve backyard exhibition chickens.

"This disease is so virulent it could significantly affect the poultry industry nationwide...

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