Infectious Diseases 2009

Infectious Diseases 2009

FAO: H1N1 flu in turkeys may spread

27 August, 2009

The detection of an H1N1 virus in turkeys in Chile raises concern that poultry farms elsewhere in the world could also become infected with the pandemic flu virus currently circulating in humans, FAO said.
Chilean authorities reported on 20 August that the pandemic H1N1/2009 virus was present in turkeys in two farms near the seaport of Valparaiso, Chile. The influenza strain found in the poultry flocks is identical to the H1N1/2009 pandemic strain currently circulating among human populations around the world.