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HPAI H5 Infections – Industry Talking Points

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Of course, we in agriculture share a mission to ensure accurate information reaches producers and consumers. At Signature, we have created a few talking points. Everyone in both the agriculture and healthcare industry is welcome to use these in order to provide a unified response to the current increase in HPAI H5 infections.

 

As of May 11:

  • 156 detections
  • 32,622,473 birds affected

(Source: APHIS)

 

MOST RECENTLY

  • H5N2 was found in a commercial egg-laying facility in northeastern Nebraska.
  • H5N8 was found in a backyard poultry flock in northeastern Indiana.

 

Backyard poultry owners should report suspicious flock health changes to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and can call toll-free 1-866-536-7593.

Signs of possible bird flu:

  • Birds lack appetite;
  • Birds lack energy;
  • Oddly shaped eggs or decrease in egg laying;
  • Nasal discharge;
  • Sneezing;
  • Diarrhea;
  • Coughing;
  • Sudden death.

 

How’s Influenza A spread?

Bird flu is carried by free-flying waterfowl such as ducks, geese and shorebirds. Cases have been confirmed in captive gyrfalcons.

 

HUMAN HEALTH RISK

Eggs and poultry remain safe to eat. (Source: USDA)

These HPAI H5 infections pose little risk to humans. (Source: USDA)

No human infections to date. (Source: USDA)

Poultry, poultry products and wild birds should always be properly cooked to 165 degrees Fahrenheit.

If a person has been exposed, signs that merit a doctor’s examination:

  • Fever;
  • Cough;
  • Sore throat;
  • Shortness of breath.

      

PHYSICIAN GUIDANCE | CDC INFORMATION

http://www.cdc.gov/flu/avianflu/guidance-exposed-persons.htm

 

APHIS INFORMATION | NEBRASKA NEWS RELEASE

http://www.aphis.usda.gov/wps/portal/aphis/newsroom/news/sa_stakeholder_announcements/sa_by_date/sa_2015/sa_05/ct_hpai_nebraska/!ut/p/a0/04_Sj9CPykssy0xPLMnMz0vMAfGjzOK9_D2MDJ0MjDzdXUyMDTzdPA2cAtz8jT1dTPULsh0VAbiDHEw!/

 

ONGOING UPDATES AND STATE-BY-STATE DATA:

http://www.aphis.usda.gov/wps/portal/aphis/ourfocus/animalhealth/sa_animal_disease_information/sa_avian_health/ct_avian_influenza_disease/!ut/p/a1/lZLJboMwEIafpYcciScsgfSWfW-rRlnggowxYBVsZJyg9OlLllaJ1KSpbzPzjf2P_0Ee2iCP4x2LsWKC4_QQe01_8jrSGx3Qx8NFqw_jl9Vg7sxs43VkVoBbAd1he2TaMwAwHR3Gvc6oZ7fmAOPmX_1r5CGPcJWrBLk4T1jhE8EV5cpPWSCx3NegwL7YSj8SZFscI8xZhlM_oThVyWUmZAXFBfUZj4TMjkOcyjuG-Q9P1DlRYemW8k_83XgQkxMWIjfQWxE0daoZTgNrJgkMDVvY0nQrjMKQENsw7PPwcOO04aHhr5Bhv1Mhg9mbPZ3oMLXOwL3_PQJ3NLiVSPumipaJFv-cevLATuhy3p3H1bVYJdrBDbS569KpfOES2txxad1BXraMGqvyICZORXBcVbfNA8OpXpU0opLK-lZW6USpvHiuQQ3KsqzHQsQprROR1eC3lkQUCm2uSZRny8wx9trHuwOGlcaO5gX7sv30BaAKfmk!/?1dmy&urile=wcm%3apath%3a%2Faphis_content_library%2Fsa_our_focus%2Fsa_animal_health%2Fsa_animal_disease_information%2Fsa_avian_health%2Fsa_detections_by_states%2Fct_ai_pacific_flyway

 

THE CENTER FOR FOOD SECURITY AND PUBLIC HEALTH

http://www.cfsph.iastate.edu/DiseaseInfo/disease.php?name=avian-influenza&lang=en

 

FACILITIES PROTECTION & DISINFECTION

http://www.epa.gov/opp00001/factsheets/avian.htm

 

OIE TERRESTRIAL (POULTRY) CODE

 

One Comment on “HPAI H5 Infections – Industry Talking Points

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    June 15, 2015 at 12:05 pm

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