Tag: avian influenza

November 2, 2022

Why is the current bird flu so deadly?

What’s making the latest strain of bird flu so deadly? Avian influenza used to mostly affect poultry, and while it continues to decimate poultry populations around the world, the latest...

June 30, 2022

Avian flu takes surprising toll in the wild

Avian influenza has led to the deaths of tens of millions of chickens and turkeys in the U.S., but for wildlife biologists, the flu’s impacts on wild bird populations are...

June 8, 2022

Avian flu’s spread through wild birds concerns researchers

Scientists are concerned by how much a highly infectious strain of avian flu has struck birds in the wild. While the deadly H5N1 strain has infected millions of birds in...

February 24, 2022

The February issue of the Journal of Wildlife Management

The Journal of Wildlife Management is a benefit of membership in The Wildlife Society. Published eight times annually, it is one of the world’s leading scientific journals covering wildlife science, management...

April 13, 2020

Avian flu found in South Carolina

The USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has confirmed the presence of a highly pathogenic strain of avian influenza among commercial turkeys in Chesterfield County, South Carolina. While no...

Avian Influenza
July 29, 2015

Enhanced Avian Influenza Surveillance in Wild Birds

Between now and March 2016, highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) surveillance in wild birds will increase as biologists with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services (WS) program and its...