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May 07, 2019

May 07, 2019
Piglet in person's arms

Feds cite flu, Salmonella, MERS, Lyme among zoonotic threats

Other high-priority diseases include West Nile, plague, rabies, and brucellosis.

Mar 06, 2018

Mar 06, 2018
turkey farm

Low-path H7N1 detected at Missouri turkey farm

The low-path H7 detection is the first in the US this year, and more tests will be done to characterize the H7N1 virus.

Dec 21, 2017

Dec 21, 2017
Farm duck

As 2 nations report more avian flu, USDA alters reimbursement

The USDA proposes moving away from a per-bird payment for outbreak response efforts.

Jun 23, 2017

Jun 23, 2017
Broiler Chickens

USDA: Environmental spread, multiple entries likely fueled US H7N9 outbreaks

The virus may have been introduced multiple times, and environmental spread seems to have played a bigger role than did farming.

Mar 27, 2017

Mar 27, 2017
White chickens

Georgia reports low-path H7 in commercial breeder flock

Four southeastern states have now been hit with low-path H7, with Tennessee also noting high-path H7N9.

Mar 21, 2017

Mar 21, 2017
Swabbing rooster

Kentucky reports low-path H7N9 in commercial flock

Alabama officials likewise confirm low-path H7N9 at 2 locations in separate counties.

Mar 16, 2017

Mar 16, 2017
Avian flu lab in Tennessee

High-path H7N9 confirmed on second Tennessee farm

The affected flock is in the same county as the state's first high-path H7N9 outbreak.

Mar 14, 2017

Mar 14, 2017
Chicken swabbing

Alabama officials investigate 3 avian flu detections

The outbreaks are close to where Tennessee recently confirmed two H7N9 events.

Mar 07, 2017

Mar 07, 2017
Broiler chickens

North American-origin H7N9 isolated from Tennessee farm

Officials empasize it is not the H7N9 virus that has affected poultry and humans in China.

Mar 06, 2017

Mar 06, 2017
Farm chickens

High-path H7 avian flu detected on Tennessee farm

The virus claimed 700 chickens, and more than 70,000 were culled to contain the outbreak.

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