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  • USDA's Low Path Avian Influenza Table

    The USDA had recently indicated that H5 and N1 had been detected in Alaska and South Dakota, and that testing was underway to both confirm the virus subtype and discover its other characteristics. As of this week, both of those incidents have been removed from USDA's table with no expanation.

    Anyone have a clue as to what is going on with USDA's communication? No word at their website, and nothing at OIE. It's getting really hard to monitor these H5 infections in the US with no more information than currently available.

    http://wildlifedisease.nbii.gov/ai/LPAITable.pdf

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    Re: USDA's Low Path Avian Influenza Table

    Very unsettling.

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    "The next major advancement in the health of American people will be determined by what the individual is willing to do for himself"-- John Knowles, Former President of the Rockefeller Foundation

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      Re: USDA's Low Path Avian Influenza Table

      Originally posted by Mamabird View Post
      The USDA had recently indicated that H5 and N1 had been detected in Alaska and South Dakota, and that testing was underway to both confirm the virus subtype and discover its other characteristics. As of this week, both of those incidents have been removed from USDA's table with no expanation.

      Anyone have a clue as to what is going on with USDA's communication? No word at their website, and nothing at OIE. It's getting really hard to monitor these H5 infections in the US with no more information than currently available.

      http://wildlifedisease.nbii.gov/ai/LPAITable.pdf
      Before removal, was low path indicated by initial sequencing?

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        Explanation provided..

        ...by the agency on their data table reports web page.

        http://wildlifedisease.nbii.gov/ai/

        Feb 29th entry: : Three entries were removed this week from the Current LPAI H5N1 Results Table, as these samples were not positive in preliminary tests for the H5 and N1 influenza subtypes and were added erroneously to the table.

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          Re: USDA's Low Path Avian Influenza Table

          The 2008 sampling season for HPAI in North America is now over (April 1, 2008 through March 31, 2009). The web page was last updated on March 13, 2009 and no HPAI was noted in North America during this period as reported in the table header.
          see: http://wildlifedisease.nbii.gov/ai/

          However, it is disconcerting that the results of testing for pathogenicity from October 2008 through December 2008 have not yet been reported.
          see: http://wildlifedisease.nbii.gov/ai/LPAITable.pdf
          http://novel-infectious-diseases.blogspot.com/

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