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The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) stepped up its wild bird surveillance program and poultry biosecurity audits in the wake of ongoing outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in both Europe and Asia.
The virulent strain of Newcastle disease (vND) affects the digestive, nervous and respiratory systems of poultry. Many birds infected with the contagious disease die without showing any clinical signs.