MDAR Update: Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) Continues To Be Detected
Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) continues to be detected in migratory waterfowl across the US. There are now increasing detections in domestic poultry involving both commercial and backyard flocks. Infection within the wild bird population and the fall migration may contribute to introduction and spread of the disease to and among domestic birds.
The MDAR is advising backyard and commercial poultry owners to practice strong biosecurity measures to prevent domestic poultry from having contact with wild birds, their feathers and droppings.
Visit MDAR’s Poultry Page for biosecurity resources available in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Vietnamese, and Arabic: www.mass.gov/service-details/poultry-program
REPORT sick or dead birds!
For domestic birds: Call 617-626-1795 or report online using Poultry Disease Reporting Form
Visit USDA’s 2022-2023 HPAI Detection Page for information on cases in wild birds, domestic poultry and mammals.
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