Friday, February 3, 2023
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Outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza have continued into fall. Sound biosecurity measures for owners of backyard and commercial flocks are vital. 

Since January, 38 million chickens have died in the U.S. either because of HPAI outbreaks or the culling of flocks where it was found.

Highly pathogenic avian influenza is rapidly fatal for poultry, so the best way to protect domestic flocks is by being mindful and using biosecurity.

Avian influenza has been confirmed in Connecticut and Iowa, Cecil County, Maryland, Charles Mix County, South Dakota, and Stoddard County, Missouri. 

Highly pathogenic avian influenza has been confirmed in a non-commercial backyard flock (nonpoultry) in Michigan and a commercial poultry flock in Delaware.

USDA has confirmed highly pathogenic avian influenza in a flock of commercial broiler chickens in Kentucky and a backyard flock of birds in Virginia. 

USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has confirmed highly pathogenic avian influenza in a commercial turkey flock in Dubois County, Indiana. 

The USDA has confirmed two more findings of avian influenza in wild birds — one in Colleton County, South Carolina and one in Hyde County, North Carolina.

The United States Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has confirmed highly pathogenic Eurasian H5 avian influenza in a wild American wigeon in Colleton County, South Carolina.

Farmers are urged to watch for signs of sickness in their birds following the discovery of high pathogenicity avian influenza at a farm in Tennessee.