Infectious Diseases 2019

Infectious Diseases 2019

H7 LPAI in Chile

6 September, 2019

Routine tests on 6-week-old fattening turkeys prior to movement at a farm in Valparaiso region on Aug 28 were positive for H7 avian influenza the virus sequencing on Sep 2 suggested a low-pathogenic H7 virus similar to a subtype found in wild birds in 2016. No clinical signs were observed. 67,500 birds were culled and buried at the farm. 
No clinical signs were seen in the birds, and all 67,500 birds were culled and buried at the farm.