Infectious Diseases 2018

Infectious Diseases 2018

H7N1 in Texas

12 March, 2018

The outbreak in Texas was detected during preslaughter testing in a broiler breeder flock in Hopkins County, about 350 miles south of Missouri's Jasper County, where low-pathogenic H7N1 was reported last week at a commercial turkey farm.
Slight increase in mortality and a drop in egg production was reported in the breeder flock. Depopulation of the 24,000 birds at the farm has begun.
Missouri's outbreak—reported last week—was the first detection of low-pathogenic H7 in the United States this year.