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By Gig Conaughton
County of San Diego Communications Office 

Backyard bird owners urged to watch for Newcastle disease

 

Last updated 9/1/2018 at 2:35pm

Backyard bird owners are urged to be on the lookout for a highly contagious bird-killing Newcastle disease.

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

San Diego County Agriculture Commissioner Ha Dang urged bird owners to call the California Department of Food and Agriculture's Sick Bird Hotline at (866) 922-2473 if they notice birds exhibiting virulent Newcastle symptoms, such as coughing, sneezing, nasal discharge, muscle tremors, twisting of the head or neck and sudden death.

Virulent Newcastle is a contagious,...



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