Avian flu found in commercial turkeys

Avian flu found in commercial turkeys

Finding at Foster Farms turkey ranch highlights importance of early-detection system.

THE U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced Jan. 24 that it has confirmed the presence of H5N8 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in a commercial turkey flock in Stanislaus County, Cal.

USDA said this is the first finding of HPAI in commercial poultry during an ongoing disease incident in the Pacific Flyway. No human cases of the avian influenza viruses have been detected in the U.S., Ca

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