Infectious Diseases 2009

Infectious Diseases 2009

US: Turkey Farm Reports H1N1

30 November, 2009 The pandemic H1N1 influenza virus was confirmed in a flock of breeder turkeys in Virginia -- the first U.S. case involving breeder turkeys. A significant drop in egg production was observed in one barn only. Information points to recent exposure of the turkeys to a farm worker exhibiting influenza-like symptoms.
Infections of turkeys have been reported in Canada and Chile.