highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI)

This year’s deadly avian flu outbreak has busted through all previous records, killing so many birds that shortages are contributing to egg and poultry price increases for U.S. consumers who are already plagued by food inflation not seen in 40 years.

Here’s the situation report:

The highly pathogenic, highly contagious

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Commercial poultry flocks in the United States have mostly escaped highly pathogenic avian influenza during the past month.

And a world snapshot for the period from May 19 through June 8 by the World Animal Health Information System of the World Organisation for Animal Health also shows Commercial poultry flocks

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A Colorado  inmate who was working to combat avian flu in commercial poultry has himself  tested positive for the bird flu virus.  The man, who was under 40 years of age, was involved in the culling (depopulating) of  poultry with presumptive H5N1 bird flu when he tested positive for the
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USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) reported on Monday about a worsening Avian influenza crisis in the United States.   APHIS reports that more than 22.8 million birds have had to be put to death in the past two months because of the influenza Type A virus (influenza A).
Continue Reading Avian flu outbreaks in U.S. take more than 22.8 million birds in 24 states, so far

Millions of birds in at least 17 states are being rapidly killed in a determined attempt to bring a dangerous strain of Avian flu under control. And Avian Influenza outbreaks in the United States during 2022 have already surpassed the minor detections experienced in 2016 and 2017.  

While it’s possible
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Bird flu can strike twice. A commercial turkey flock in Dubois County, Indiana, last struck by highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in 2016,  is again infected as the disease returns to America..

The USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) confirms the presence of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI)

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A new strain of Avian influenza that was present in Europe, only last year, is reported in the southern states of North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and Florida.

It is another highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) strain.

Bird flu strains rarely infect humans, with fewer than 1,000 U.S. cases per
Continue Reading Another highly pathogenic avian influenza strain invades southern states