Monday, March 6, 2017

Bird flu found at Tennessee chicken farm as virus surges in Asia

An outbreak of avian flu in Tennessee has health officials on alert as the virus has surged across parts of Asia in recent months.
The Tennessee Department of Agriculture confirmed yesterday that a flock of chicken from a commercial farm in Lincoln County was ill with a strain of the highly pathogenic avianinfluenza (HPAI).
The news comes days after the U.S. Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a report that found increased activity of a specific strain of avian flu in China and Hong Kong that led to 460 human infections, most of which caused serious illness.

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