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Safeguard your farm: Protect you and your livestock from HPAI

Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI), also known as “bird flu,” is a serious, highly contagious disease that is often fatal to chickens and turkeys. To prepare for the possible infection of flocks in the Upper Midwest, UMASH has prepared a toolkit to help poultry farmers enhance prevention with biosecurity protocols, identify the signs and symptoms of HPAI in birds, and stay connected to additional resources from USDA - APHIS and state departments of agriculture. …

SPOTLIGHT: Promoting safety and health during avian influenza outbreaks

Outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) continue to occur across the United States and globally, affecting millions of birds. UMASH has responded to the HPAI outbreak by developing a toolkit, serving as a resource, and collaborating with partners. This NIOSH blog post highlights efforts during the outbreak to communicate about HPAI, its risks to workers, and prevention strategies. …

SPOTLIGHT: UMASH Center Director Answers Avian Influenza FAQs

MAY 2022 Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI), also known as “bird flu,” is a serious, highly contagious disease that is often fatal to chickens and turkeys. As a record outbreak among domestic and wild birds’ spreads across the nation, UMASH Center Director, Dr. Jeff Bender, responded to frequently asked questions in Talking Highly Pathogenic …

SPOTLIGHT: Responding to Emerging Issues – HPAI Outbreak

SEPTEMBER 2015 Joni M. Scheftel, DVM, MPH, DACVPM State Public Health Veterinarian, Minnesota Department of Health Kirk Smith, DVM, PhD Foodborne, Waterborne, Vectorborne, and Zoonotic Diseases Section, Minnesota Department of Health In spring 2015, the U.S. experienced a devastating outbreak caused by highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N2, …