In response to a question, Dr Rafeeq said the Newcastle virus
has spread across the province recently, killing thousands of chickens, and the livestock department is providing guidance and awareness to poultry farm owners.
How then can we prevent Newcastle disease from infecting our birds?There are vaccines available in the market that can prevent infection of Newcastle virus
. The vaccines can be administered through drinking water or a drop into their eyes or nostrils.
INDIA could face an epidemic from not just bird flu but various avian diseases like the Newcastle Virus
, Rickettsial- pox and Japanese encephalitis, in the years to come.
In early February 41,000 mostly fighting cocks and range chickens died in central Luzon due to the Newcastle virus
, the agriculture department said, adding birds that migrated to the Philippines from winter countries early this year were suspected as Newcastle carriers.
Antigenic differences among Newcastle virus
strains of different genotypes used in vaccine formulation affect viral shedding after a virulent challenge.
A similar experiment with Newcastle virus
samples had the same results.
A POULTRY farm whose entire livestock was destroyed after an outbreak of the Newcastle Virus
(NDV) has warned that it could be forced to shut down.
The most dramatic cases were those treated in Israel with what he called MTH-68/H, a highly oncolytic isolate of Newcastle virus
. (MTH stood for "More Than Hope.") Several of these patients had biopsy-confirmed glioblastoma multiforme (stage IV brain cancer), a disease notoriously difficult to treat.
We thank Alice Stargardt for her help in preparing this article and Kathy Kurth for her assistance in testing for avian influenza and exotic Newcastle virus
Research teams in Germany and the United States each designed avaccine using a live but attenuated version of a bird pathogen called Newcastle virus
. They engineered the virus to produce the version of a protein, called hemagglutinin, that is found on either the bird-flu virus known as H5N1 or the one called H7N7.
Honduran poultry companies were forced to kill off some 500,000 chickens infected with the Newcastle virus
, whose fresh outbreak threatens the industry throughout the region, reports Agencia EFE (June 10, 2000).
"In colon cancer patients," the authors wrote, the Newcastle virus
treatment "appears to be beneficial prolonging overall and metastases-free survival." They have called for "further clinical research validating the promising results in larger group of colon cancer patients" (Schulze 2009).