Food Supply Alert: Rooster Tests POSITIVE For Deadly Contagious Disease In Northern CaliforniaMac Slavo | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


Food Supply Alert: Rooster Tests POSITIVE For Deadly Contagious Disease In Northern CaliforniaMac Slavo

A rooster in Redwood City (the Bay Area of California) has tested positive for Newcastle disease. The virus is deadly and known to kill chickens by the flock, disrupting the food supply which is already perched precariously in this volatile economy.

This outbreak is so worrisome that the San Mateo County Fair canceled its upcoming poultry show out of an abundance of caution. Usually, about 250 people show chickens at the June event and it’s popular with children who participate in 4-H activities.

Newcastle disease has been devastating to poultry farmers in Southern California but this is the first time a case has been confirmed in the northern part of the state, according to a report by a CBS local affiliate in San Francisco. Last year, an outbreak killed tens of thousands of chickens in Southern California. Back in 2002, an 11-month-long outbreak killed 3.1 million birds and cost around $161 million. “The worry is it would get into the California poultry industry; California has a very large poultry industry,” veterinarian Tina Peak said.

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This culling will definitely mean higher prices at the grocery store also.

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