Re: New York - Avian Influenza H5 (presumed low path) Found in Live Bird Market; Japan and Taiwan Halt Poultry Exports from New York (NCC, January 12 2013)
Originally Posted by sharon sanders
Two representatives from the National Chicken Council phoned me back. Their names are Tom Super and Bill Roenigk. They can be reached at 202-296-2622 for further questions.
The USDA notified them of a laboratory confirmed low pathogenic H5N1 trace picked up from routine surveillance from a live market in one of the boroughs of New York City. This occurrence was approximately 2 weeks ago and they characterized this market as some type of neighborhood venue that sells non-commercially grown poultry i.e. not from a large commercial grower.
I just received an email four minutes ago from Mr. Super and he told me that the test was positive for H5, not H5N1. He said the N1 gene was not found on the test and that his organization reported this event incorrectly on Friday.
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