H7 avian influenza causes chaos at Tennessee chicken farms

LINCOLN COUNTY, Tenn. (INTELLIHUB) — Over 73,000 birds are scheduled to be culled after a highly pathogenic strain of the avian flu was detected among birds at a commercial chicken breeding facility resulting in a full quarantine.

According to reports, at least 30 other similar facilities within a 6-mile radius have also been placed under quarantine as a precaution.

The tragedy marks the first H7 avian influenza (HPAI) case to be detected in the U.S. this year.

Sources:

U.S. confirms avian influenza in Tennessee chicken flock — Reuters

Avian bird flu found in Tennessee commercial chicken flock — Fox17.com

Bird flu outbreak at Tennessee poultry farm confirmed after chicken deaths — Guardian

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