Wild bird strain of Newcastle Disease Found in Cormorants on the East Coast

Periodically versions of the Newcastle Disease virus occur in wild birds in our region.  We have seen cases in pigeons (pigeon-adapted strain), and another strain occasionally occurs in double-crested cormorants.  Currently, there appear to be cases of this disease causing some deaths in the cormorant population.  Of note, we don’t have this disease in domestic poultry in our region at this time.  Still, we should all practice good biosecurity and also report any sick birds observed to wildlife authorities (please see this link for more information). https://cwhl.ahdc.vet.cornell.edu/disease/paramyxovirus