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USDA Confirms Second Case of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in a Commercial Flock in Lincoln County, Tennessee

From https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/newsroom/news/!ut/p/z1/04_Sj9CPykssy0xPLMnMz0vMAfIjo8ziffxNnA2dgg183N0CXA0cQ_29nDz9DIwM_Ez1w1EV-Id5mBk4uoaEhvhZGDp5WhrpRxGj3wAHcDQgTj8eBVH4jQ_Xj8JvhRm6AixeJGRJQW5oaIRBpicAJxAIDg!!/?1dmy&urile=wcm%3apath%3a%2Faphis_content_library%2Fsa_newsroom%2Fsa_stakeholder_announcements%2Fsa_by_date%2Fsa-2017%2Fsa-03%2Fhpai-confirmed-tn “The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has confirmed a second case of highly pathogenic H7N9 avian influenza in a commercial breeder flock in Lincoln County, Tennessee.  This H7N9 strain is of North American wild bird lineage and is the same…
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CDC: Outbreak of North American avian influenza A(H7N9) in poultry poses low risk to people

From https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2017/s0308-h7n9.html “CDC is working closely with USDA APHIS and the Tennessee Department of Health to minimize any human health risk posed by the avian influenza outbreak in Lincoln County, Tennessee. This includes implementing a protocol to monitor the health of poultry workers exposed to commercial poultry involved in the…
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USDA Issues Update on Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in Tennessee

From https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/newsroom/news/sa_by_date/sa-2017/hpai-tn-update “USDA’s National Veterinary Services Laboratories (NVSL) has confirmed the full subtype for the highly pathogenic H7 avian influenza reported in Lincoln County, TN. The virus has been identified as North American wild bird lineage H7N9 HPAI based upon full genome sequence analysis of the samples at the NVSL….
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USDA Confirms Highly Pathogenic H7 Avian Influenza in a Commercial Flock in Tennessee

USDA Confirms Highly Pathogenic H7 Avian Influenza in a Commercial Flock in Tennessee Julie McPeake, Chief Communication Officer, Georgia Department of Agriculture The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has confirmed the presence of highly pathogenic H7 avian influenza (HPAI) in a commercial…
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Bird Flu confirmed in Tennessee

The first case of the year of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) was confirmed over the weekend in Lincoln County, Tennessee. All birds on the premises were euthanized, and all neighboring flocks have tested negative. Video interview of Dr. Charles Hatcher, DVM, State Veterinarian, Tennessee Department of Agriculture. (Video has 2 parts.)…
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Changing Crops

We are experiencing one of the driest years of the last decade, and even so sometimes I think we are still incredibly lucky compared to others. I just returned from a quick trip to western Kansas, where many of their row crop harvests are finally starting return to more normal…
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