USDA announces end to virulent Newcastle disease quarantine

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The California Department of Food and Agriculture announced an end to the virulent Newcastle disease quarantine in Southern California. Anza Valley Outlook/Diane Sieker photo
The California Department of Food and Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Agriculture have announced an end to the virulent Newcastle disease quarantine in Southern California Monday, June 1. Extensive testing of the regulated area has been completed, with no additional detections of the disease. It allows poultry to again move freely within California. “We have eagerly anticipated this day and are extremely proud of the tireless work of the Virulent Newcastle Disease Task Force,” Karen Ross, secretary of CDFA, said. “While we extend gratitude to the hundreds of dedicated and skilled USDA, CDFA and California Animal Health and Food Safety Laboratory System employees who worked for over two years to achieve this goal, often in adverse conditions. We also want to thank the tho
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