Letter from California State Veterinarian – Recommendation to Suspend On-Farm Poultry Area Visits &a

January 28, 2019 Field Biosecurity Guidelines for State/County/City Personnel Entering Shell Egg Packing Facilities, Poultry Harvest Facilities, and Poultry Farms To: All California State/County/City Personnel The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is continuing to find positive cases of virulent Newcastle Disease (vND) in backyard and now several commercial poultry flocks. This disease is caused by a highly contagious virus that is lethal to poultry and normally foreign to the United States. While devastating to poultry, vND is not considered a human health threat. The heaviest areas of infection are in Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino counties, but until this dis

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