March 21, 2020

North Carolina reports low-pathogenic avian flu

As part of routine surveillance for H5/H7 avian influenza, H7 low-pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI) was detected in a commercial turkey breeder and two turkey meat flocks in North Carolina, according to a report from the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE). Sequencing determined the subtype/pathotype of H7N3 on all premises. Clinical signs noted were a slight drop in egg production in the turkey breeder flock. The plan for confirmed positive flocks is euthanasia (foam method) and disposal.  Read more

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