Virulent Newcastle Disease – Backyard Poultry

Symptoms of Virulent Newcastle Disease and How to Keep Your Flock Safe

By Christine Heinrichs

Virulent, formerly called Exotic, Newcastle disease is a constantly evolving RNA virus. Anything that comes in contact with a sick bird can pass it on, and the virus can live as long as 120 days outside a host. People do not get sick from eating poultry products infected with vND, but working directly with birds can cause mild conjunctivitis. Controlling vND involves recognizing symptoms and practicing strict biosecurity.

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Virulent Newcastle Disease Backyard Poultry

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