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California quarantines counties after virulent Newcastle discoveries

Samples from flocks in San Bernardino and Riverside counties confirm disease.

Two counties in southern California are under quarantine after the discovery of virulent Newcastle disease (VND) in backyard birds. Samples from flocks in both San Bernardino County and Riverside County, which experienced increased mortality, were tested at the California Animal Health & Food Safety Laboratory System. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Veterinary Services Laboratories (NVSL) in Ames, Iowa, confirmed the findings.

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