Outbreak in Sweden, Scotland clear: ND
The Swedish Board of Agriculture has reported an
outbreak of Newcastle disease affecting laying poultry in the Ã–stergötland
More than 30,000 animals are reportedly susceptible in the current
outbreak, with 52 cases resulting in 52 deaths, and 20,400 birds
Restriction zones have been established and the affected premises have been
Meanwhile, restrictions on a Scotland farm that was hit by ND have been
Around 14,000 birds were culled after the discovery of the disease in a
flock of grey partridges in East Lothian last month.
Health officials from the Scottish
said there had been no further outbreaks of the virus and
restrictions were being lifted in line with EU rules.
But the source of the outbreak remains a mystery and officials warned
farmers to be vigilant should further cases emerge.
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