Bird flu found at Tennessee chicken farm as virus surges in Asia
An outbreak of avian flu in Tennessee has health officials on alert as the virus has surged across parts of Asia in recent months.
The Tennessee Department of Agriculture confirmed yesterday that approximately 74,000 chickens from a commercial farm in Lincoln County were culled after some of the animals tested positive for a strain of the highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI).
Today, Tennessee government officials said the strain of the virus found in Tennessee is a North American strain, which they don't believe is connected to the avian influenza A(H7N9) strain in Asia that has caused serious illness in humans.
The news comes days after the U.S. Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a report that found increased activity the strain in China and Hong Kong that led to 460 human infections.
LDOCEでは、"an infectious disease that spreads very quickly among birds and can sometimes kill them. People can also catch the disease."と定義されています。