High risk avian flu areas on the Isle of Wight

High risk avian flu areas on the Isle of Wight

Report sick birds immediately.

This includes implementing a protocol to monitor the health of poultry workers exposed to commercial poultry involved in the USDA/APHIS-confirmed highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) A (H7N9) outbreak.

What officials want to avoid is a repeat of 2015, when a nationwide bird flu outbreak caused more than 48 million birds to be killed at commercial chicken and turkey farms, including almost 5 million in Nebraska. Digital Journal reported on March 7 that the Lincoln County farm had to destroy 73,500 birds, while a turkey farm in Wisconsin had to put down 84,000 birds because they were infected with a Low Pathogenic strain of the H5N2 avian flu virus.

Barron is less than 40 miles from Minnesota and Olson said it and Tennessee both could be visited by migrating birds coming from the same region. High path strains are often fatal for birds, but the low path strain found in Wisconsin is not uncommon in poultry flocks and tends to cause few, if any, clinical signs of illness in the birds.

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The US Department of Agriculture and state government agencies confirmed the discovery on Sunday, after a large number of the chickens had died. The USDA also uses the funds to kill any affected birds, as well as dispose of the bodies and clean the poultry farms, a process known as virus elimination and disinfection.

The heat and dry weather in summer end to stop the spread of virus, like how it is when cold weather covers the area in winter.

The detection of a highly pathogenic strain of bird flu at a Tennessee chicken farm has poultry farmers stepping up security in an attempt to prevent an outbreak like the one in 2015 that required the destruction of millions of chickens and turkeys in the Midwest. "So, biosecurity and healthy poultry flocks are important to us all".

The Giles County flock was killed and buried, and the farm remains under quarantine, as does the Lincoln County farm. "We cannot keep the waterfowl from coming to Georgia, but we can keep them and their virus from getting into our domestic poultry by practicing strong biosecurity".

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