Content tagged "avian influenza"

Fowl Typhoid

Fowl typhoid is a highly contagious disease of poultry caused by the Salmonella gallinarum bacteria. The disease is spread through the droppings of infected...

Avian Influenza and Food Safety

Human infections of avian influenza have resulted from direct contact with poultry. Many people are concerned about consuming poultry meat and eggs. It is...

How do you know if your chickens have the flu?

Small and Backyard Flocks Ag Zone Updated: October 01, 2015

Chickens can have the flu (avian influenza) and you don't even know it. Until it's too late. Chickens with a low path virus may not have many symptoms. If...

What should you do if your birds have the flu?

Small and Backyard Flocks Ag Zone Updated: October 01, 2015

There is no treatment for bird flu (avian influenza). If you think your flock has the bird flu you must let your local extension agent know. Your agent will...

Government Response to Potential AI Outbreak

In the event that HPAI prevention efforts fail to stop the introduction of disease into this country, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and...

Avian Influenza The Virus

"H1N1 navbox" by Cybercobra at en.wikipedia. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via CommonsAvian Influenza viruses are named according to the nature of two groups...

Avian Influenza and Commercial Flocks

Photo taken by the Chesapeake Bay Program. This image has been altered from it's original form. Most commercial flocks, such as those in the United States...

Flu Pandemics Since 1900 (Spanish flu, Asian flu and Hong Kong flu)

The Spanish influenza pandemic was an unprecedented catastrophe. It is estimated that 20 to 40 percent of the worldwide human population became ill and that...

Preventing Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) in the US

 Photo by: Stephen AusmusThe United States is the world’s largest producer and exporter of poultry meat and the second-largest egg producer. The total U.S....

Protecting Yourself and Others from Avian Influenza

 Open bird market.Avian influenza (AI) infections are currently rare in humans, but a mutation of the virus could result in more human cases. The first line...

Medications Used in the Prevention and Treatment of AI

There are two groups of Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved antiviral drugs available for prevention and treatment of influenza in people:...

Avian Influenza Implications for Public Health

All influenza (flu) viruses have a relatively high mutation rate, however, scientists are particularly concerned about the highly pathogenic avian influenza...

Taking Biosecurity Measures to Limit Your Legal Liability for the Spread of Avian Influenza

Photo by Edwin RemsbergThe possibility of an avian influenza (AI) outbreak on the Delmarva is a scary possibility. The recent AI outbreak in the Midwest has...

How can you keep your flock from getting the flu?

Small and Backyard Flocks Ag Zone Updated: June 04, 2015

The main way to prevent your flock from getting bird flu (avian influenza) or any disease is biosecurity (a fancy term for doing everything possible to keep...

What is avian influenza (bird flu)?

If you keep chickens, or another type of poultry, you should know about avian influenza, commonly called bird flu. Avian is another term for bird, and...

What's New with Bird Flu?

 Tune in to What’s New with Bird Flu on Friday, February 27 at 2:00 EST. This webinar will teach listeners how to protect their poultry, their families and...

Nathaniel Tablante

Nathaniel Tablante has been a poultry veterinarian for almost 25 years. He specializes in poultry health management, epidemiology, biosecurity, and emergency...

Preparing for Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) in the US

United States government agencies, in collaboration with international colleagues, have worked to prepare our country for an avian influenza...

Introduction to Avian Influenza

 Domestic ChickensSchaefer, G. (Photographer). (2005). Avian influenza, also known as avian flu or bird flu, is an infectious disease of birds caused by...

Transmission and Sources of Avian Influenza

Infected birds shed avian influenza virus in their saliva, nasal secretions, and feces. Domestic poultry become infected with the virus through direct...

History of Avian Influenza

Avian influenza was first recorded in Italy in 1878. The disease, originally known as Fowl Plague, continuously caused massive outbreaks in poultry,...

Avian Influenza Risks for Growers and Poultry Workers

Avian influenza is a viral disease that can cause illness and death among poultry. On rare occasions, avian influenza has been transmitted to poultry workers...

Protecting Backyard Flocks from Avian Influenza

USDA recommends that owners of backyard flocks follow these tips to prevent avian influenza and other poultry diseases: What to learn more about protecting...

Confirmed Human Cases of Avian Influenza

           Last Updated 8/11/2011For case listings by country visit WHO's Cumulative Number of Confirmed Human Cases of Avian Influenza A/(H5N1) Next: Flu...

Avian Influenza and Human Health

Avian influenza viruses generally do not infect humans. However, some highly pathogenic strains of avian influenza have historically been responsible for...

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