Avian Influenza Information

Since December 2014, USDA has confirmed multiple outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5 in commercial and backyard poultry within the North American, Pacific, Central, and Mississippi flyways (or migratory bird paths). The disease has been found in wild birds, as well as in a few backyard and multiple commercial poultry flocks. Affected flocks have been quarantined and depopulated to control further spread.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) considers the risk to people from these HPAI H5 infections to be low. No human cases of these HPAI H5 viruses have been detected in the United States, Canada, or internationally.

To report sick or dying poultry, please contact the Hawaii Department of Agriculture’s Animal Industry Division at (808) 483-7106 or (808) 837-8092.  The (808) 837-8092 number is manned 24 hours per day and 7 days per week.

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The following are links to information about the virus as it pertains to commercial and backyard flocks:

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USDA Update Archive – May 2015

USDA Update Archive – April 2015

More information from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)