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More people hired to wipe out chicken-killing Newcastle disease in Southern California

The virulent Newcastle disease spreading throughout Southern California, highly contagious among poultry, has resulted in euthanizing 1.2 million chickens in the past 11 months. (File photo by Rick Sforza, The Sun/SCNG)

The Press-Enterprise  (Riverside, Calif.)

Federal and state officials are doubling the number personnel working to eradicate the virulent Newcastle disease killing Southern California chickens, thanks to emergency funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.