While warnings continue, the West Virginia Department of Agriculture has lifted a ban on poultry exhibits put in place six months ago because of the avian influenza outbreak. County and state fair poultry shows were cancelled this year in West Virginia, as well as many other states.
Although avian influenza was never detected in West Virginia, poultry producers, including commercial poultry farmers and backyard flock owners, are advised to be on alert for symptoms of the virus in their flocks.
More about avian influenza:
- USDA prepares for more avian influenza July 8, 2015
- Avian influenza is sending egg prices higher June 16, 2015
- Amid ban, Ohio poultry exhibitors told to be creative June 5, 2015
- Ohio cancels all poultry shows to minimize bird flu risk June 2, 2015
- Michigan cancels poultry shows, including 4-H, for 2015 due to bird flu June 1, 2015
- Bird flu threatens fair season May 22, 2015
- Five more chicken flocks in Midwest with bird flu; 37 million birds affected May 22, 2015
- USDA confirms bird flu in backyard flock in Indiana May 11, 2015
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