Brazilian poultry farms restricted after Newcastle disease outbreak
Following the discovery of Newcastle disease in the Brazilian state
of Rio Grande Do Sul, officials from neighbouring Parana and Santa Catarina have
said they are taking restrictive measures to prevent the spread of the
The Santa Catarina Agriculture Secretariat published an order on Friday,
saying all industrialised poultry products coming from Rio Grande do Sul can
only travel through three specific roads.
The state also banned the
trade of living birds and fresh bird meat from Rio Grande do Sul.
the birds in the affected poultry farm have been culled, and quarantines have
been established on all small poultry farms within 3 km of the outbreak site and
on all commercial farms within 10 km of the site.
disease virus causes coughing, sneezing, diarrhoea and nerve problems in
birds, but does not infect human beings. The last Newcastle disease case in
Brazil occurred in the state of Goias in 2001.
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