Infectious Diseases 2022

Infectious Diseases 2022

USA: Second case of HPAI detected in backyard birds in Knox County

24 February, 2022

USDA's National Veterinary Services Laboratories confirmed the presence of the H5N1 strain of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in a sample taken from a second small flock of non-commercial backyard birds (non-poultry) in Knox County. This property is located approximately 3-km from the initial property where HPAI was previously detected. 
Depopulation was conducted at the premises.