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2015 Avian Influenza News:
April 13, 2015, From Animal Plant Health Inspection Service
of USDA: “WASHINGTON -- The United States Department of
Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
(APHIS) has confirmed the presence of highly pathogenic H5N2 avian
influenza (HPAI) in a commercial layer flock in Jefferson County,
Wisconsin. The flock of 200,000 chickens is located within the
Mississippi flyway where this strain of avian influenza has
previously been identified. CDC considers the risk to people from
these HPAI H5 infections in wild birds, backyard flocks and
commercial poultry, to be low. No human infections with the virus
have been detected at this time.”
February 13, 2015
Yet another case of HPAI
On Feb. 12, the
Animal Plant Health and Inspection Services (APHIS) confirmed that a
broiler flock in Kings County, California was infected with HPAI,
H5N8. The flock has been depopulated.
Feb 8, 2015:
Confirmation of Avian
Influenza - backyard flock in British Columbia, Canada
On Fri., Feb, 6,
2015 the British Columbia Poultry Association confirmed that a
backyard flock of 80 laying hens tested positive for Avian
Influenza. Authorities have depopulated the flock and put quarantine
measures in place. The flock was located in Chilliwack, a community
east of Vancouver.
Avian Influenza, like other poultry diseases, is opportunistic. It
does not care if it attacks commercial turkeys or backyard chickens.
All poultry owners must PRACTICE the best biosecurity measures
Jan 28, 2015: Highly Pathogenic
Avian Influenza (HPAI) H5N8 has been confirmed in ONE commercial
turkey flock in Waterford, Stanislaus County, California. There
have been no confirmed cases in backyard chickens.
always, backyarders and fanciers are urged to practice good
biosecurity. Birds that have been exhibited at poultry shows
should be quarantined when owners return home, before the birds are
reintroduced to the home flock.
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