Veterinary Science & Technology

ISSN: 2157-7579

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Tolera Tagesu


  • Review Article
    Review on Newcastle Disease of Poultry and its Public Health Importance
    Author(s): Tagesu Abdisa and Tolera TagesuTagesu Abdisa and Tolera Tagesu

    Newcastle disease is a contagious bird disease affecting many domestic and wild avian species and which can be transmissible to humans. It is caused by avian paramyxovirus serotype 1 virus which, with viruses of the other eight serotypes (avian paramyxovirus 1-9) has been placed in the genus Avulavirus, sub-family Paramyxovirinae, family Paramyxoviridae. Virulent Newcastle disease virus strains are endemic in poultry in most of Asia, Africa, and some countries of North and South America. Other countries, including the united states of America and Canada, are free of those strains in poultry. Highest prevalence of Newcastle disease is recorded in cross breeds of chickens than local breed and the low altitudes do have higher prevalence than the mid and high altitudes. The transmission of Newcastle disease occurs through respiratory aerosols, exposure to fecal and other excretions from i.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2157-7579.1000441

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