Exotic Newcastle disease (END) is a contagious and fatal viral disease affecting most species of birds. Previously known as Velogenic Viscerotropic Newcastle Disease (VVND), Exotic Newcastle is a foreign animal disease in the U.S. and is considered the most infectious disease of birds and poultry. END is so virulent that many birds die before showing any clinical signs. A death rate of 100 percent can occur in unvaccinated poultry flocks and jeopardize a state's poultry production and limits international trading opportunities. Inspectors were working to eradicate the outbreak.
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