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What Does The Detection of Avian Flu Mean For Pa.?

Penn State Poultry Specialists Provide Some Answers

Pennsylvania is the latest state to report a confirmed detection of highly pathogenic avian influenza, or HPAI, in a commercial poultry flock, leading state officials, industry leaders and Penn State poultry specialists to redouble efforts to contain the virus and educate producers, backyard flock owners and the public about the disease.

What does it mean for the state’s poultry industry now that the virus has made its way into a commercial flock? What can poultry producers and small-flock owners do to reduce the risk of spread? And does HPAI pose a threat to food safety and human health?



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