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Avian influenza
New case of HPAI reported in the USA

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AN outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) caused by the H7N8 strain of the virus has been reported in a commercial turkey flock in the state of Indiana in the USA. Eight cases of low pathogenic H7N8 avian influenza, together with one suspected case, have also been reported in the state.

In a preliminary assessment of the outbreak, published on January 19, Defra's International Disease Monitoring (IDM) team reported that the HPAI outbreak affected a commercial …

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