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Chicken-killing Newcastle outbreak shows signs of subsiding

Tara Young cares for many colorful chickens trying to make sure they don’t get virulent Newcastle disease in the family hen house in Norco on Wednesday, February 6, 2019. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

The Press-Enterprise

It’s been nearly a month since the last positive test for the chicken-killing Newcastle disease, spurring guarded optimism from California State Veterinarian Annette Jones said that the 13-month-old outbreak could be nearing an end.