Avian Influenza Alert
Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) Alert.
Since December 2014, USDA has confirmed several cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5 in the Pacific, Central, and Mississippi flyways (migratory bird paths). The disease has been found in wild birds, as well as in a few backyard and commercial poultry flocks. Here is information to help you be better informed and advise bird owners, especially about biosecurity, should the need arise. Information on biosecurity for backyard flocks can be found at http://healthybirds.aphis.usda.gov