H5N2 continues to spread in U.S.
By Kristy Nudds
May 14, 2015 – H5N2 avian influenza continues to spread in the northern U.S. with new cases being reported daily. The total number of detections is 162 with 33,521,073 birds affected. Also for the first time this week, highly pathogenic H5N8 avian influenza was detected in a backyard mixed-poultry flock in Whitley County, Indiana. While there have been multiple detections of HPAI H5N2 in the Mississippi flyway, this is the first finding of HPAI H5N8 in the Mississippi flyway, which previously had only been confirmed in the Pacific flyway. READ MORE