CIDRAP — High-path H7N8 outbreak reported at Indiana turkey farm

Lisa Schnirring | News Editor | CIDRAP News | Jan 15, 2016

A highly pathogenic H7N8 avian influenza strain that hasn’t been seen in the United States before has struck a commercial turkey farm in southern Indiana, prompting the culling of about 60,000 birds, federal and state officials announced today.

The strain is different than the one that caused more than 200 outbreaks in US poultry last year and hasn’t caused any known human infections, according to a statement from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS).

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