Infectious Diseases 2022

Infectious Diseases 2022

USA: HPAI in a wild duck

15 January, 2022

A wild duck harvested by a hunter is infected with the Eurasian H5 type of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI). The American wigeon bird was tested by the Clemson University Veterinary Diagnostic Center in Columbia and the diagnosis was confirmed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA-APHIS).
It is the first case of this variant of avian influenza found in the US since 2016.