Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI)
Late last year, avian influenza was detected in the western United States. Since that time, it has been moving across the country and is now present in 20 states. Nearly 50 million birds have been killed by HPAI to date.

The House and Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committees convened an informational meeting in August to hear an update from state officials about their efforts to prevent and prepare for this virus that poses such a serious threat to our $13 billion poultry industry.
 
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The committee held an initial briefing on the issue of HPAI in June. Click here to watch
   
 
To learn more about avian influenza, please review the following documents:

A Checklist for Producers - NEW
USDA: Avian Influenza Frequently Asked Questions
USDA: Avian Influenza Food Safety Q&A
USDA: Avian Influenza Protect Birds Q&A
USDA: Biosecurity Checklist
USDA: Biosecurity Fact Sheet
PennVet: Pennsylvania on Alert for Avian Influenza
USDA: Protect Your Bird from Avian Influenza
USDA: Avian Influenza Fact Sheet


Additional resource links with information about HPAI

Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) 

USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service:
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Biosecurity For Birds website
 - Avian Influenza Disease

Current Daily Findings

Publications

Food and Agriculture Organization