Avian Influenza information

Since December 2014, over 50 million birds in the US have been affected by the highly-pathogenic avian influenza A H5 outbreak.  Although no humans in the US have been  infected, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has issued a Health Alert explaining the recommendations for infection control, which include the use of personal protective equipment for workers who may come in contact with infected poultry.

GPCAH, in collaboration with its partners at AgriSafe Network, Central States Center for Agricultural Safety and Health, and Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center, has produced a resource outlining personal protective equipment (PPE) recommendations for workers in poultry facilities.

National resources for information about avian influenza:

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Guidelines

Click here for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) guidelines

State-specific information for our region: