Status of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in Michigan
LATEST UPDATE: As of January 15, 2016 there have been no cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza in domestic poultry in Michigan.
For a look at the national picture of HPAI in the United States, please visit the USDA website.
Find wildlife avian influenza disease information from the DNR here.
Avian Influenza Information
Avian Influenza (AI), commonly called the bird flu, is a disease found among a wide variety of birds. AI viruses can infect domestic poultry that include chickens, turkeys, pheasants, quail, ducks, geese, and guinea fowl. Additionally, it infects a wide variety of other birds, including wild migratory waterfowl. The strains of AI that have been reported in recent news releases has not been found to affect humans. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) considers the risk to people form these H5 infections found in wild birds, backyard flocks and commercial poultry to be low. AI viruses are classified into low and high pathogenicity forms based on the severity of illness they cause in poultry. The low pathogenicity AI (LPAI) cause mild clinical signs, whereas the high pathogenicity AI (HPAI) causes severe clinical signs and are often associated with high death rates in affected birds.
- Center for Food Safety and Public Health Iowa State University Avian Influenza Information
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Avian Influenza Information
- United States Department of Agriculture Avian Influenza Information
- United States Geological Survey Avian Influenza Information
- World Health Organization Avian Influenza Information
- World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) Avian Influenza Information
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