Transmission of Recent H5 Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Viruses in Chickens (2395)
Poultry Medicine |  Avian Influenza
Sunday |  8:15 AM -  8:30 AM
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center||221CD



David Suarez DVM
Southeast Poultry Research Laboratory, Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture

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The spread of HPAI from wild birds to poultry was responsible for initial spread of the virus, but farm to farm spread appeared to be more important as the outbreak continued. The earliest isolates did not transmit efficiently in chickens by direct contact transmission, but later viruses were more adapted.

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