Avian Influenza

Last updated on April 27th, 2022 at 12:38 pm

Avian flu outbreaks have expanded into more states across the US during the spring of 2022. AgriSafe is monitoring information coming from the CDC and State Departments of Agriculture as more cases have been confirmed and wild waterfowl continue their migration north. Currently, the CDC is stating that the risk to the public from avian influenza is low, but some people with job or recreational exposure to birds may be at higher risk. For the most up to date information on avian influenza, visit the CDC’s Bird Flu Current Situation Summary.

The information in this guide was developed in 2015 from a partnership between AgriSafe Network, Central States Center for Agricultural Safety and Health, Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health, and Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center. It has been updated in April 2022 to reflect the safety needs of the current Avian Influenza outbreak.