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US Reports Low-Path Bird Flu in Turkey Flock

by 5m Editor
1 July 2011, at 12:38am

MINNESOTA, US - Routine surveillance has revealed a subclinical infection of low-pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI) in a turkey flock.

The veterinary authority sent an Immediate Notification dated 29 June to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).

The report describes the finding on 23 June of infected birds in a 5,500-bird turkey flock in Wright County, Minnesota. It adds that it was a commercial turkey operation and that this was a routine pre-market testing of healthy birds with no clinical signs of avian influenza.

The sub-type of the LPAI virus has not yet been revealed.

The last occurrence of LPAI in the country was in May this year.

Further Reading

- You can visit the Avian Flu page by clicking here.