Low pathogenic Avian Influenza H7N1 detected in Texas broiler breeder flock

March 12, 2018

This was detected as part of routine, pre-slaughter testing and surveillance for H5/H7 avian influenza. The flock exhibited a slight increase in mortality and a decrease in egg production. Depopulation of the premises is underway.

The USDA Animal Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) and the Texas Animal Health Commission are conducting a comprehensive epidemiological investigation of this incident and have implemented enhanced surveillance and testing within 10km of this finding

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