avianinfluenza.org

Avian Flu Outbreaks in North America

Updated: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 7:23 AM EDT
Avian influenza Articles
Preparing for Human, H5N1 bird flu outbreak
Bird flu symptoms
Can you catch Bird Flu , Avian Influenza from eating poultry?
Confirmed human H5N1 bird flu cases
The origins of Bird Flu
Your cat and Bird flu , avian influenza
Potential bird flu treatment discovery
Bird flu , Avian influenza, new Spanish flu of 1918?
Bird Flu scare and the US bird Embargo
Bird flu , Avian Influenza a non-technical view
Bird flu , Avian flu outbreaks (human to human) in North America
Bird flu , Avian Influenza virus in Smuggled Thai Eagles
Bird flu , Avian Influenza Mutation H5N1 Virus
H5N1 Bird flu , Avian Influenza human vaccine developments
Bird flu , Avian influenza, fact or fiction?
Economic and Social Impacts of Bird Flu , Avian Influenza
Preparing For Pandemic Influenza
Bird Flu , Avian Influenza FAQ
Trial of Experimental Bird Flu , Avian Influenza Vaccine
Bird flu , Avian Influenza infection in Humans
Bird Flu , Avian Influenza explained

Bird Flu Map Links
USGS Interactive Bird flu map
Whooper Swan Tracking Map
Bird flu - US Government

Avian Flu Outbreaks in North America

Recent North American Outbreaks of Avian Influenza with Transmission to Humans

H7N3 in Canada – 2004

On February 19, 2004 , the Canadian Food Inspection Agency announced an outbreak of avian influenza A (H7N3) in poultry in the Fraser Valley region of British Columbia . Culling operations and other measures were performed in an effort to control the spread of the virus. Health Canada reported two cases of laboratory-confirmed influenza A (H7): one in a person involved in culling operations on March 13-14, and the other in a poultry worker who had close contact with poultry on March 22-23. Both patients developed conjunctivitis (eye infection) and other flu-like symptoms. Their illnesses resolved after treatment with the antiviral medication oseltamivir.

Although these are the only laboratory-confirmed cases of avian influenza A (H7) in humans during this outbreak in Canada , approximately 10 other poultry workers exhibited conjunctival and/or upper respiratory symptoms after having contact with poultry. Use of personal protective equipment is mandatory for all persons involved in culling activities, and compliance with prescribed safety measures is monitored. Epidemiologic, laboratory, and clinical evaluation is ongoing, as is surveillance for signs of avian influenza in exposed persons. There is currently no evidence of person-to-person transmission of avian influenza from this outbreak.

H7N2 in New York – 2003

In November 2003, a patient with serious underlying medical conditions was admitted to a hospital in New York with respiratory symptoms. One of the initial laboratory tests identified an influenza A virus that was thought to be H1N1. The patient recovered and went home after a few weeks. Subsequent confirmatory tests conducted in March showed that the patient had been infected with an H7N2 avian influenza A virus.

Recent Outbreaks among Poultry in the United States with No Transmission to Humans

H5N2 in Texas – 2004

In February 2004, an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) A (H5N2) was detected and reported in a flock of 7,000 chickens in south-central Texas . This was the first outbreak of HPAI in the United States in 20 years.

H7N2 in Delaware, New Jersey, and Maryland – 2004

In February 2004, an outbreak of low pathogenic avian influena (LPAI) A (H7N2) was reported on 2 chicken farms in Delaware and in four live bird markets in New Jersey supplied by the farms. In March 2004, surveillance samples from a flock of chickens in Maryland tested positive for LPAI H7N2. It is likely that this was the same strain.

This article is based on information gathered at the CDC (Center For Disease Control).

Man involved in foiled attempt to smuggle 121 live birds jailed 8 months - Ch...
25 Apr 2018 at 3:26am
Man involved in foiled attempt to smuggle 121 live birds jailed 8 months - Ch...
25 Apr 2018 at 3:26am
Bird flu: FG spends N2.8bn as compensation to poultry farmers - Lagos (press ...
25 Apr 2018 at 12:52am
Bird flu: FG spends N2.8bn as compensation to poultry farmers - Lagos (press ...
25 Apr 2018 at 12:52am
'Bird flu-free' tag still 'iffy' as surveillance extended in hot zones - Busi...
24 Apr 2018 at 6:30am
'Bird flu-free' tag still 'iffy' as surveillance extended in hot zones - Busi...
24 Apr 2018 at 6:30am
Grey Heron, tagged for bird flu programme, sighted after 4 years in ... - The...
23 Apr 2018 at 9:58pm
Grey Heron, tagged for bird flu programme, sighted after 4 years in ... - The...
23 Apr 2018 at 9:58pm
BIRD FLU HIT NORTH WEST - Platinum Weekly (press release)
19 Apr 2018 at 7:53am
BIRD FLU HIT NORTH WEST - Platinum Weekly (press release)
19 Apr 2018 at 7:53am
Bird flu poses new threat to endangered African penguin - The Times
16 Apr 2018 at 4:01pm
Bird flu poses new threat to endangered African penguin - The Times
16 Apr 2018 at 4:01pm
South Africa: North West On Bird Flu Outbreak in Parts of the Province - AllA...
16 Apr 2018 at 8:53am
South Africa: North West On Bird Flu Outbreak in Parts of the Province - AllA...
16 Apr 2018 at 8:53am
Hong Kong pet bird market temporarily closed amid detection of bird flu virus...
14 Apr 2018 at 3:51am
Hong Kong pet bird market temporarily closed amid detection of bird flu virus...
14 Apr 2018 at 3:51am
3 bird flu cases confirmed in North West - Eyewitness News
13 Apr 2018 at 10:41am
3 bird flu cases confirmed in North West - Eyewitness News
13 Apr 2018 at 10:41am
Hong Kong's bird market to close for 21 days after avian flu virus found in s...
13 Apr 2018 at 9:05am
Hong Kong's bird market to close for 21 days after avian flu virus found in s...
13 Apr 2018 at 9:05am
Bird flu scare shuts down popular songbird garden in Hong Kong for 21 days - ...
13 Apr 2018 at 3:17am
Bird flu scare shuts down popular songbird garden in Hong Kong for 21 days - ...
13 Apr 2018 at 3:17am
Japan's 1st deadly mass avian flu infections among wild ground birds hits cro...
12 Apr 2018 at 1:02am
Japan's 1st deadly mass avian flu infections among wild ground birds hits cro...
12 Apr 2018 at 1:02am
Boulders Beach penguins fall victim to bird flu outbreak - News24
9 Apr 2018 at 10:18am
Boulders Beach penguins fall victim to bird flu outbreak - News24
9 Apr 2018 at 10:18am
Cameroon concerned about bird flu outbreak in Nigeria - Journalducameroun.com...
9 Apr 2018 at 2:46am
Cameroon concerned about bird flu outbreak in Nigeria - Journalducameroun.com...
9 Apr 2018 at 2:46am
Bird flu outbreak: Cameroon beefs up border security - Journalducameroun.com ...
7 Apr 2018 at 5:21am
Bird flu outbreak: Cameroon beefs up border security - Journalducameroun.com ...
7 Apr 2018 at 5:21am
Zim gets boost in war against bird flu, fall armyworm - The Herald
6 Apr 2018 at 3:13pm
Zim gets boost in war against bird flu, fall armyworm - The Herald
6 Apr 2018 at 3:13pm
Bird Flu: 16 more penguins die at Boulders Beach - Cape Business News
5 Apr 2018 at 5:54am
Bird Flu: 16 more penguins die at Boulders Beach - Cape Business News
5 Apr 2018 at 5:54am
Bulgaria reports H5N8 bird flu outbreak in duck farm - Reuters
5 Apr 2018 at 3:12am
Bulgaria reports H5N8 bird flu outbreak in duck farm - Reuters
5 Apr 2018 at 3:12am
New bird flu virus H6N2 comes to roost - Times of India
1 Apr 2018 at 10:52pm
New bird flu virus H6N2 comes to roost - Times of India
1 Apr 2018 at 10:52pm
Eggs recalled after bird flu outbreak [April Fools] - News24
31 Mar 2018 at 10:00pm
Eggs recalled after bird flu outbreak [April Fools] - News24
31 Mar 2018 at 10:00pm