Any Suspicious or Mysterious Disease!
Anthrax (Bacillus anthracis)
Newcastle disease is a highly contagious viral disease that can be fatal to domestic poultry and other bird species. It is reportable in North Dakota.
Transmission: Newcastle disease virus (NDV) strains are endemic in poultry in most of Asia, Africa and some countries of North and South America. Other countries, including the USA and Canada, are free of those strains in poultry and maintain that status through import restrictions and destruction of infected poultry.
Recommendations for People Who Raise Pigs
- Watch pigs for signs of illness. Call a veterinarian if you suspect illness.
- Take protective measures if you must come in contact with pigs that are known or suspected to be sick such as minimizing contact with pigs and wearing personal protective equipment. Protective clothing, gloves and masks that cover your mouth and nose should be worn when contact is required.
- Wash hands often.
- Avoid contact with pigs if you have flu-like symptoms.
Late blight is a potentially devastating plant disease that affects potatoes and tomatoes. Other related plants such as petunia and hairy nightshade also are affected. Don’t let the name fool you. This plant menace can show up any time during the growing season on a susceptible plant when the right weather conditions and the pathogen are present. The pathogen that causes late blight is windborne and can devastate yields quickly in the garden and commercial fields if left unchecked. As a result, late blight is a community problem that affects everyone.