Avian influenza discovered in NJ results in poultry restrictions in some Asian countries

Taiwan, Japan and Hong Kong announced they have either restricted or suspended the importation of poultry meat, meat products and eggs from Salem County, New Jersey, after the discovery of low pathogenic H7 avian influenza. A routine testing of mallard ducks and pheasants detected the H7 subtype at a breeding farm and hunting preserve in the county. There are no commercial poultry farms within three miles of the area where the affected birds were located. Those birds remain in quarantine and the USDA and state department of agriculture are investigating. Article

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