USDA Provides Update on Avian Influenza Outbreaks

Randall Weiseman Alabama, Florida, General, Georgia, Livestock, Poultry

John Clifford

John Clifford

Since December, there have been several ongoing, highly pathogenic avian influenza H5 incidents along the Pacific, Central and Mississippi flyways. Cases in wild birds, captive wild birds, backyard poultry or commercial poultry have been reported in 16 states: Arkansas, California, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming. Dr. John Clifford, U.S. Department of Agriculture chief veterinary officer, provided an update during a teleconference this morning.

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