USDA updates Tennessee HPAI situation

Strain in Tennessee flock identified as North American wild bird lineage H7N9 HPAI; Wisconsin turkey farm confirmed positive with low-pathogenic avian flu.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Veterinary Services Laboratories (NVSL) has confirmed the full subtype for the highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) reported March 5 in Lincoln County, Tenn.

The virus has been identified as North American wild bird lineage H7N9 HPAI based upon full genome sequence analysis of the samples at NVSL. All eight gene segments of the virus are North American wild bird lineage. USDA emphasized that this is NOT the same as the Ch

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