Alternate Title: Detection and Quarantine: When You Have Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in Your Poultry Flock
"Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) is one of the most serious diseases that can affect your poultry flock. It is deadly for poultry, spreads quickly, and can devastate entire industries. In short, an HPAI outbreak is an animal disease emergency. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and States have authority to respond and protect our country's poultry and livestock from harmful diseases. If there is HPAI at your farm or close to it, you'll see Federal and State workers responding in the local area. In the first days of the response, our top priority is to immediately contain the outbreak and protect animal health."
United States Department of Agriculture: http://www.usda.gov/