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HPAI Raises Its Ugly Head Again

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by John Stoesser on Apr 9, 2020


Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza has made an appearance again in South Carolina.  After an absence in the United States of almost three years, a commercial turkey flock has tested positive for the H7N3 HPAI virus after incurring an abnormal mortality rate for its flock size.  The official notice from the US Department of Agriculture, APHIS Veterinary Services can be found at:

                       https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDAAPHIS/bulletins/285c1ae

The report indicates that the source may well have been a result of natural mutation, but this is no time for complacency.  Bio-security best practices still the order of the day!


#animalagriculture   #HPAI   #bio-security


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