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UK risk status increased for Newcastle disease

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By Georgina Mills

The APHA has increased the UK’s risk for an incursion of Newcastle disease from ‘low’ to ‘medium’ following reported cases in flocks in Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg.

Newcastle disease is a notifiable disease of poultry caused by avian avulavirus type 1.

Clinical signs include respiratory distress, such as a gaping beak, coughing, sneezing, gurgling and rattling; neurological signs, including tremors, …

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