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on March 8, 2017

APHIS to continue monitoring Wisconsin turkey farm

Variant of avian influenza detected in turkey flock showed characteristics that lead veterinarians to believe it could mutate into a highly pathogenic strain

The strain of H5N2 avian influenza detected in a Wisconsin turkey flock may have been a low pathogenic variant, but veterinary officials have concerns that it could mutate into a highly pathogenic variant.

Speaking during a conference call organized by the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) on…

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