Poland: Newcastle Disease Outbreaks on Polish Poultry Farms

  |   Attaché Report (GAIN)   |   PL2023-0023

In early July 2023, after almost 50 years, the first outbreak of Newcastle Disease was confirmed on a Polish commercial farm keeping hens for slaughter, followed by three other outbreaks in the contact farms. The veterinary authorities implemented all necessary disease control measures, including culling of all birds on the infected farms and designation of restricted areas (3 km and 10 km), as required under the EU and Polish legislation. However, export restrictions were implemented by Ukraine (country-wide export ban) and Belarus (regionalization at the level of Podlaskie province).

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