Namibia Loses 4,000 Chickens To Newcastle Disease

More than 4,000 chickens have died since the outbreak of the Newcastle disease in Namibia early July this year.

The disease that was first detected at Etunda in the north of the country about 760 kilometers from capital Windhoek spread to other three areas in the same region.

There have not been any reports of people contracting the disease so far.

In Oct., the government banned the movement and trading of live birds to contain the highly contagious disease to the four northern regions.

When the disease was first discovered, only 63 chickens had died and a further 228 were destroyed.

Agriculture permanent secretary Sophia Kasheeta has told the media over the weekend that although the disease has been contained in the four regions, more than 4,000 chickens have died.

The permanent secretary said they will review whether the measures put in place to contain the spread of the disease are working. Enditem

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