The USGS conducts surveillance and research nationwide on wildlife diseases that could be harmful to domestic animals and humans. Credit: Brian Guzzetti, USGS. Public domain.
USGS conducts surveillance and research nationwide on wildlife diseases that could be harmful to domesticated animals and humans.

Wild birds an unlikely source of Newcastle disease

Wild ducks and shorebirds do not appear to carry Newcastle disease viruses that sicken or kill poultry.

Avian paramyxovirus viruses, which can cause Newcastle disease and are found throughout the planet, infect wild and domesticated birds and sometimes lead to disease outbreaks.

In North America, previous research found that paramyxoviruses in cormorants have occasionally been associated with bird mortality events. However, few studies have assessed virus exchange among wild waterbirds and across the landscape.

“Newcastle disease has been associated with outbreaks of disea

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