Low-pathogenicity H7N2 avian influenza outbreak in Virgnia during 2002.

  title={Low-pathogenicity H7N2 avian influenza outbreak in Virgnia during 2002.},
  author={Bruce L. Akey},
  journal={Avian diseases},
  volume={47 3 Suppl},
An outbreak of low-pathogenicity H7N2 avian influenza virus (AIV) in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia during the spring and summer of 2002 affected 197 farms and resulted in the destruction of over 4.7 million birds. The outbreak affected primarily turkey farms (28 breeders, 125 grow out) with some spillover into chicken farms (29 breeders, 13 grow out, 2 table-egg layers). Although no direct link was established, the strain of H7N2 AIV in this outbreak had a molecular fingerprint that was… CONTINUE READING
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