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USDA confirms highly pathogenic AI in South Carolina wild bird

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WASHINGTON — The USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has confirmed highly pathogenic Eurasian H5 avian influenza (HPAI) in a wild American wigeon in Colleton County, South Carolina.

Eurasian H5 HPAI has not been detected in a wild bird in the United States since 2016. There was a case of HPAI (H7N3) in one commercial meat turkey flock in South Carolina in 2020 due to a North American lineage virus.

The Centers for Disease. . .

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