A Newcastle Disease outbreak initially reported in Papua New Guinea in May 2013 is believed to have been introduced through fresh or frozen chicken meat or eggs from Indonesia. The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) reported the suspected source of Newcastle Disease in Papua New Guinea on January 2.

The Papua New Guinea Newcastle Disease outbreak was first reported by the OIE on May 3, 2013. The outbreak was confined to a single village in the Vanimo Green district of the Sanduan province.


Control measures used included stamping out, quarantine, movement control, screening, zoning and disinfection of the infected premises. No further control measures are expected.