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Posted on: April 14, 2022
[ARCHIVED] Avian Influenza
Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza 2022
According to the USDA confirmed cases of H5N1 Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HAPI) began occurring in the United States in February of 2022. Many of these initial cases were in the eastern part of the country, more specifically in the Atlantic Flyway. Throughout February and March, additional impacts were seen on the East Coast as well as in the Midwest. As of March 25, cases have been identified in Minnesota, including Morrison County.
The Minnesota Board of Animal Health shares that Federal and State partners are working jointly on additional surveillance and testing while following avian influenza response plans. Stearns County is prepared to support the USDA, Minnesota Department of Health, and Minnesota Department of Agriculture in their response to cases in our County.
Additional Resources and Information:
- United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
- Minnesota Board of Animal Health for background, affected counties, flock owner support, testing and reporting, response zones, permit for control areas, recovery, etc.
- Minnesota Department of Agriculture for biosecurity, permitting, support, etc.
- Biosecurity for First Responders 2022
- HPAI Prevention
- HPAI Protect
- HPAI Reduce