It is very important to teach children how to safely
interact with animals and to consider the health of both
children and pets in the family. Promoting
responsible pet ownership and treating animals with
compassion are the foundations for a successful
relationship between children and pets.
An outbreak of Virulent
Newcastle Disease (VND) in chickens was first detected
in Southern California (including Los Angeles
County) in May 2018. VND is not a food safety concern.
Properly cooked poultry products and eggs are safe to
eat. Learn more about
of June 1, 2020 - State and federal regulatory agencies
have declared an end to the VND quarantine in Southern
California. Extensive testing of the regulated
areas has been completed and no additional cases have
been detected. This allows poultry to again move
freely in California.
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