Infectious Diseases 2004

Infectious Diseases 2004

The Texas (H5N2) is non-pathogenic

5 March, 2004

Chicken pathogenicity testing (IVPI) indicates the virus detected in Texas (H5N2) to be non-pathogenic to chickens.
On 23 February, National Veterinary Services Laboratory (NVSL) completed genetic sequencing of samples from the affected Texas flock. Based on these sequence results, the Texas H5N2 virus was first defined as highly pathogenic avian influenza (OIE).