Newcastle Disease

COUNTY, STATE WARN BACKYARD BIRD OWNERS ABOUT VIRULENT NEWCASTLE DISEASE

 

 

By Gig Conaughton, County of San Diego Communications Office

February 28, 2019 (San Diego) - It still has not been detected here, but San Diego County officials are urging backyard bird owners to watch for virulent Newcastle disease, a highly contagious, agriculturally dangerous, bird-killing virus, after the state expanded its quarantine in Los Angeles, San Bernardino and Riverside counties.

COUNTY, STATE URGE BACKYARD BIRD OWNERS TO WATCH FOR NEWCASTLE DISEASE

 

It hasn’t shown up here in San Diego County yet, but County Agriculture, Weights and Measures officials are urging backyard bird owners to be on the lookout for a highly contagious bird-killing disease: virulent Newcastle disease.