Tennessee confirms second HPAI case

Commercial breeder flock of 55,000 chickens is located within 3 km of first Tennessee case.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has confirmed a second case of H7N9 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in a commercial breeder flock in Lincoln County, Tenn.

This H7N9 strain is of North American wild bird lineage and is the same strain of avian influenza that was previously confirmed in Tennessee. It is NOT the same as the China H7N9 virus that has affected poultry and infected people in Asia.

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