The USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) reported that between December 2014 and July 2015 the avian influenza (HPAI) H5 outbreak affected over 48 million birds in the US. The virus is spread through contact with fecal droppings, saliva and nasal discharges of infected birds.
Additional resources are located below the Fact Sheet.
(this version of Avian Influenza fact sheet featured was updated July 20. 2015)
AgriSafe Network, in collaboration with three NIOSH Agricultural Centers produced a resource outlining personal protective equipment (PPE) recommendations for poultry producers and workers among impacted facilities.