Infectious Diseases 2018

Infectious Diseases 2018

USA: H7N1 detected at Missouri turkey farm

7 March, 2018

APHIS has announced that a presumptive low-pathogenicity H7N1 was detected on a Jasper County turkey grow-out farm as a result of routine pre-slaughter surveillance. The flock of 20,000 birds is clinically unaffected and will be subject to "controlled marketing" under existing protocols. It is noted that individual flocks of turkeys in Jasper County, MO. were infected with H5N2 LPAI in March 2015 and H5N1 in May 2016.