California Department of Food and Agriculture

Animal Health Branch

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red wedge Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) Alert (+/-)

Since December 2014, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has confirmed over 200 cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5 in the Pacific, Central, and Mississippi Flyways (migratory bird paths). To date, all avian influenza strains detected within the United States, have not been found to be transmissible to humans. Properly cooked poultry and eggs are safe to eat. Birds from the involved flocks will not enter the food system. Increased biosecurity and keeping birds housed away from open water sources that attract wild waterfowl is advised during this time. For more information, visit the CDFA Avian Influenza Webpage.

red wedge Avian Entry Requirements into California Update - 6/19/15 (+/-)

Producers in states affected by Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) in commercial poultry that are planning to ship poultry or poultry products into California must comply with Quarantine #HQ-20150611.1 and the associated entry requirements. These requirements are in addition to California’s routine poultry entry requirements (Certificate of Veterinary Inspection or National Poultry Improvement Plan certification). Poultry and poultry product shipments that do not comply with these requirements will be subject to quarantine, testing, and/or destruction.

Quarantine #HQ-20150611.1