Everett Griner talks about avian flu strikes in the U.S. once again in today’s Agri View. You just mention the words avian bird flu and it sends a jolt through the veins of poultry farmers. There is 2 cases that have been reported in Tennessee this year. The affected area has been under quarantine. Nearly 75,000 …
Senate Agriculture Committee ranking Democrat Debbie Stabenow of Michigan is asking the Agriculture Department to outline its avian influenza response.
Tennessee officials confirmed a less dangerous strain of bird flu was found in Giles County, Tennessee, which borders Lincoln County Tennessee, the site of high pathogenic avian influenza found more than a week ago.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture says the strain of high pathogenic avian influenza found in Tennessee last week is not connected to any strains of bird flu in China.
The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has confirmed the presence of highly pathogenic H7 avian influenza (HPAI) of North American wild bird lineage in a commercial chicken breeder flock in Lincoln County, Tennessee. This is the first confirmed case of HPAI in commercial poultry in the United States this year.
China reported this week the nation is assessing a new strain of avian influenza, H7N9, which officials report has evolved into a more severe form in birds.
The global spread of bird flu is increasing concerns the viruses will be transferred to humans. Global infections of highly pathogenic avian influenza have reached unprecedented levels, according to Reuters.
The United States is shipping near three million eggs to South Korea to help the nation cope with its worst-ever bird flu epidemic.
Officials in several regions of China are placing bans on poultry imports from several areas over concerns about the spread of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza. The Hong Kong Center for Food Safety has banned all poultry imports from a province in China that is dealing with a confirmed H5N6 outbreak of avian influenza.
More outbreaks of H5N8 highly pathogenic avian influenza are prompting concerns within Europe’s poultry industry.
Wildfowl infected with bird flu has been discovered in several European Union countries. As a result, the Dutch government ordered farmers in the Netherlands to move their poultry flocks indoors.