Published Date: 2013-01-15 12:42:37
Subject: PRO/AH/EDR> Avian influenza (04): USA (NY) H5 LPAI, poultry, RFI for N-type
Archive Number: 20130115.1498109
I received additional information that may be of interest to your
readers after sending the diagnostic information. The text below
incorporates the diagnostic information sent in a previous e-mail.
behalf of Veterinary Services, APHIS, US Department of Agriculture, I'd
like to provide the following additional information on the 12 Jan 2013
posting "Avian influenza (03): USA (NY), H5N1 LPAI, poultry, RFI":
Muscovy duck from a Brooklyn, NY, Live Bird Market tested positive by
rRT-PCR specific for the hemagglutinin H5 gene and negative for the
neuraminidase N1 gene of avian influenza virus.
Virus isolation is pending and we do not have an N-type at this time.
amino acid sequencing at the hemagglutinin protein cleavage site is
compatible with North American low pathogenic avian influenza.
market underwent an immediate sell down, closure, and cleaning and
disinfection (C&D). The C&D was completed on 11 Jan 2013.
Tracing and testing of the source flocks is underway.
Randall L Levings, DVM PhD
Emergency Management and Diagnostics
VS, APHIS, USDA
appreciate Dr Levings sharing with us a larger and more accurate
accounting of the situation in the New York live bird market. We will be
anxiously waiting for the N-type.
New York may be found on the interactive HealthMap/ProMED-mail map at http://healthmap.org/r/1nEs. - Mod.TG]