High-path avian flu detected in Tennessee

H7 strain of high-pathogenic avian influenza detected at commercial chicken breeder flock in Tennessee; strain confirmed to be of North American wild bird lineage.

The Tennessee state veterinarian confirmed March 5 that a strain of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) has sickened a commercial chicken breeder flock in Lincoln County, Tenn.

“Many Tennessee families rely on the poultry industry for their livelihoods, and the state is working closely with local, county and federal partners and the poultry industry to control the situation and protect the flocks that are critical to our state’s economy,” Gov. Bill Haslam said.<

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