Avian Influenza Updates and Helpful Information

Here is the current list of confirmed Low-Pathogenic Avian Influenza in Alabama
  County     Farm Type   Date Confirmed Positive for LPAI
Cullman Commercial 03/22/2017
Madison * Backyard 03/22/2017
Lauderdale * Commercial 03/22/2017
Madison Backyard 03/21/2017
Pickens Commercial 03/21/2017
Jackson Backyard 03/16/2017
* = These are the sites mentioned in the March 14th press release.

     

Avian Influenza in Alabama - Timeline
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April 14, 2017 
 
  • Avian influenza has not been detected in any of the samples collected from poultry for several weeks within the surveillance zones in Alabama. 
  • Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries John McMillan in consultation with State Veterinarian Dr. Tony Frazier officially rescinds the Order Prohibiting Poultry Exhibitions and the Assembly of Poultry to be Sold in Alabama
  • Unless there are new developments in Alabama’s avian influenza situation, this will conclude updates to the avian influenza timeline.

April 7, 2017 

  • Avian influenza has not been detected in any of the samples collected from poultry this week within the surveillance zones in Alabama. 
  • Unless there are new developments in Alabama’s avian influenza situation, the next update will be Friday, April 14th. The weekly reports will continue until the avian influenza situation has been resolved in Alabama and surrounding states.

March 31, 2017 

  • Avian influenza has not been detected in any of the samples collected from poultry this week within the surveillance zones in Alabama. 
  • Unless there are new developments in Alabama’s avian influenza situation, this will conclude the daily timeline posts. A weekly report will be posted to the timeline until the avian influenza situation has been resolved in the affected states.

March 28-30, 2017

  • Sample collection from commercial and backyard flocks continues within the surveillance zones in Alabama
  • At this time, all samples collected have tested negative for avian influenza.

March 27, 2017

  • Sample collection from commercial and backyard flocks continues within the surveillance zone surrounding commercial breeder flock in Cullman County, Ala. confirmed positive for low pathogenic H7N9 avian influenza (LPAI) by NVSL on March 22, 2017.

Georgia Press Release - Confirmed H7, Presumptive Low Pathogenic Avian Influenza in a Commercial Flock in Chattooga County, Georgia

  • The surveillance zone established surrounding quarantined Chattooga Co., Ga premises includes portions of northeast Alabama.
  • Poultry technicians have collected samples from commercial and backyard flocks on premises within the surveillance zone. At this time, all samples collected have tested negative for avian influenza.
March 23, 2017 
  • Sample collection from commercial and backyard flocks continue in both control and surveillance zones based positive avian influenza confirmations. 
  • Premises under investigation in Covington Co., Ala. confirmed negative for avian influenza.
March 22, 2017
  •  Commercial breeder flock in Cullman County, Ala. confirmed positive for low pathogenic H7N9 avian influenza (LPAI) by NVSL.

  •  Cullman Co. premises placed under quarantine.A 10 kilometer (6.21 mile) radius surveillance zone is established surrounding the H7N9 LPAI positive flock in Cullman Co.

  •  NVSL confirmed commercial flock located in Lauderdale Co., Ala. and backyard flock located in Madison Co., Ala. mentioned in March 14, 2017 press release are both low pathogenic (LPAI) avian influenza.


March 21, 2017 

ADAI Press Release - Additional Poultry Flocks Test Positive for Low Pathogenic Avian Influenza

  •  Commercial breeder flock in Pickens County, Ala. is confirmed presumptive low pathogenic H7N9 avian influenza (LPAI) by NVSL based on the flock not showing clinical signs of illness and antibodies present in samples submitted.
  •  Pickens Co. premises placed under quarantine.A 10 kilometer (6.21 mile) radius surveillance zone is established surrounding the Pickens Co. premises.

  •  A 2nd Madison County, Ala. backyard flock is confirmed presumptive low pathogenic H7N9 avian influenza (LPAI) by NVSL based on the flock not showing clinical signs of illness and antibodies present in samples submitted.

  •  Madison Co. backyard flock placed under quarantine.A 3 kilometer (1.86 mile) radius surveillance zone is established surrounding the Madison Co. premises.

 

March 20, 2017 

  • Sample collection from commercial and backyard flocks continue in both control and surveillance zones based positive avian influenza confirmations.
 

March 16, 2017 

ADAI Press Release - Update on Premises under Investigation for Avian Influenza in Alabama 

  • Samples collected from guinea fowl sold at Taco-Bet Trade Day flea market in Jackson Co. and samples collected from premises of origin of guinea fowl in question also located in Jackson Co., Ala. confirmed positive for low pathogenic H7N9 avian influenza (LPAI) by NVSL. 
  • Samples continue to be collected in the 3 kilometer (1.86 mile) radius surveillance zone established surrounding the H7N9 LPAI positive flocks in Jackson Co., Ala. 
  • Premises in Lauderdale and Madison counties are considered presumptive low pathogenic (LPAI) avian influenza by USDA because neither flock exhibited clinical signs of illness. 
  • Official Order Prohibiting Poultry Exhibitions and the Assembling of Poultry to be Sold remains in effect.
 

Tennessee Press Release - Second Case of HPAI Detected in Lincoln County 

USDA Press Release - USDA Confirms Second Case of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in a Commercial Flock in Lincoln County, Tennessee
 

March 15, 2017 

  • Sample collection from commercial and backyard flocks continue in both control and surveillance zones based positive avian influenza confirmations.

March 14, 2017 

Video - Press Conference Concerning Prohibition of Poultry Exhibitions and Assembling of Poultry to be Sold

ADAI Press Release – Stop Movement Order on Certain Poultry in Alabama

Official Order Prohibiting Poultry Exhibitions and the Assembling of Poultry to be Sold

  • This suspect strain of avian influenza does not pose a risk to the food supply. No affected poultry entered the food chain.
  • Commercial breeder flock in Lauderdale Co., Ala suspect for avian influenza under investigation. Testing of samples on-going at NVSL in Ames, Iowa.
  • Lauderdale Co. premises placed under quarantine.A 10 kilometer (6.21 mile) radius surveillance zone is established surrounding the Lauderdale Co. premises.
  • Backyard flock in Madison Co., Ala suspect for avian influenza under investigation. Testing of samples on-going at NVSL in Ames, Iowa.
  • Madison Co. premises placed under quarantine.A 3 kilometer (1.86 mile) radius surveillance zone is established surrounding the Madison Co. premises.
  • Backyard flock in Jackson Co., Ala suspect for avian influenza under investigation. Testing of samples on-going at NVSL in Ames, Iowa.
  • Jackson Co. premises placed under quarantine.A 3 kilometer (1.86 mile) radius surveillance zone is established surrounding the Jackson Co. premises.

March 13, 2017 

  • Surveillance testing of commercial and backyard flocks continue in control zone based on positive avian influenza cases in Lincoln and Giles counties in Tennessee.

March 12, 2017 

  • USDA poultry technicians collect samples from guinea fowl at the TaCo-Bet Trade Day flea market near Scottsboro located in Jackson County, Ala. conducting routine surveillance executing Alabama’s HPAI Preparedness and Response Plan.

 

March 9, 2017

ADAI Press Release - Second Case of Avian Influenza Found in Tennessee

Tennessee Press Release - Poultry Flock Tests Positive for Low Pathogenic Avian Influenza (Giles Co., Tenn.)

CDC Press Release - Outbreak of North American avian influenza A(H7N9) in poultry poses low risk to people

 

March 7, 2017

USDA Press Release - USDA Issues Update on Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in Tennessee

 

March 6, 2017

ADAI Press Release - Avian Influenza Detected near Alabama Border

 

March 5, 2017

USDA Press Release - USDA Confirms Highly Pathogenic H7 Avian Influenza in a Commercial Flock in Lincoln County, Tennessee

Tennessee Press Release - Virus Deadly to Poultry Detected in Tennessee

  • Quarantine control zone established surrounding Lincoln County, Tenn. premises which includes portions of north Alabama.
  • Surveillance samples collected on flocks at commercial and backyard premises within the control zone.
  • Collected samples sent to the State Diagnostic Laboratory in Auburn, AL.
  • If samples are considered suspect for avian influenza based on tests conducted at the State Diagnostic Lab, they are then forwarded to the USDA National Veterinary Services Laboratory (NVSL) in Ames, Iowa.