Iowa has become the 16th state in the United States of America to report the occurrence of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in a turkey farm with a flock strength of 27,000. Further to the north, in Minnesota, eight more farms have had cases of HPAI, and the 22 cases thus far detected have originated from a total flock size of over 500,000 in these nine sites.
These affected flock lie within the Minnesota flyway, which has been previously implicated in the outbreak of H5N2 HPAI. To know more on this matter, check out The Outbreak News Today blog.
Published by Pranab Chatterjee
Skeptic Oslerphile. PhD Student in the Department of International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Past: 1) Public Health Scientist and Program Manager, Translational Global Health Policy Research Cell, Department of Health Research, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India. 2) Scientist, Indian Council of Medical Research, National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases; 3) Senior Research Associate, Public Health Foundation of India. Interests include: Emerging Infections, Public Health, Antimicrobial Resistance, One Health and Zoonoses, Diarrheal Diseases, Medical Education, Medical History, Open Access, Healthcare Social Media and Health2.0. Opinions are my own!
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