Avian Influenza Information
The US Mainland and other parts of the world are experiencing a widespread outbreak of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) in wild birds and poultry. Thus far, HPAI has not been detected in Hawai’i, however, island bird and poultry owners are urged to be vigilant and follow good biosecurity practices.
For more information on the current HPAI outbreak, go to the USDA website at: https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/ourfocus/animalhealth/animal-disease-information/avian/avian-influenza/hpai-home/hpai
To report sick or dying poultry, please contact the Hawai`i Department of Agriculture’s Animal Industry Division at (808) 483-7106 or (808) 837-8092.
The following are links to information about the virus as it pertains to commercial and backyard flocks:
- Biosecurity for Commercial and Backyard flocks
- General Avian Health website (USDA)
- FDA Fact Sheet on the Safety of Eggs
- Reporting Dead Birds