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USDA continues to prepare for any HPAI findings

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WASHINGTON — USDA's Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service continues to prepare for any potential findings of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI).

An outbreak of HPAI during spring and summer 2015 was the largest animal health emergency in the country's history.

USDA is working with its partners to actively look for the disease in commercial poultry operations, live bird markets and in migratory wild bird populations.

As part of the wild bird surveillance effort, APHIS and its wildlife agency partners will be sampling more than 40,000 wild birds between July 1, 2015 and July 1, 2016 — with more. . .

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