Infectious Diseases 2017

Infectious Diseases 2017

USDA: LPAI H5N2 at A Wisconsin Turkey Farm

7 March, 2017

A strain of low pathogenic H5N2 avian flu has been discovered in a flock of 84,000 turkeys in Barron County, Wisconsin, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Samples were submitted for laboratory testing and were confirmed positive for influenza A virus H5N2 LPAI North American wild bird origin. Both the HA and NA are distinct from the EA/AM H5N2 clade 2.3.4.4 viruses from 2015.
The infected premises was quarantined and the turkeys (84,000) will be depopulated through controlled marketing.