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  • UK: Newcastle Disease outbreak at Nature Corner in Barshaw Park sees dozens of birds culled

    Source: http://www.the-gazette.co.uk/news/15...astle_disease/


    Newcastle Disease outbreak at Nature Corner in Barshaw Park sees dozens of birds culled
    2 hrs ago / Laura Forsyth, Reporter

    DOZENS of birds have been culled at a Paisley park's mini-zoo after it was hit by an outbreak of a rare virus.

    Chickens, ducks, bantams, geese and guinea fowl were all humanely destroyed today as part of protection measures put in place at the Nature Corner attraction within Barshaw Park...

    ... The pigeon paramyxo virus has been identified as the cause of the deaths of several birds found at Nature Corner.

    Council chiefs say the virus carries no risk to public health but can have significant impact if it transfers to the poultry industry, where it is known as "Newcastle Disease"...
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