Dr. Wakenell, the Purdue avian specialist, was a featured guest on NPR recently regarding the avian influenza epidemic. ISPA sent info, including the link to the online broadcast of the interview. For those of you who would like to know more, this is a very good resource. I listened to most of it live in my car.
To ISPA NPIP Small Flock, Game Bird Flock Owners And Interested Parties:
Today (April 15, 2015), on the NPR program, Here & Now, Dr. Pat Wakenell was interviewed for a segment titled “Bird Flu Spreading to Poultry Farms in the Midwest.”
From the NPR Website:
A poultry farm in Iowa announced yesterday that part of the flock there had contracted the latest round of the bird flu. The H2N2 strain of the virus is highly contagious among birds, but scientists say not contractible by humans. What does this outbreak mean for consumers in the U.S.? Patricia Wakenell, associate professor of avian diagnostics at Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine discusses this with Here & Now’s Robin Young.
Click here to listen to the story: http://hereandnow.wbur.org/2015/04/15/bird-flu-poultry-midwest
Is there a map showing pinpoints for where the farms are located that have had it this year?
I know it is getting closer and closer to us but I'm such a visual person I would like to see it on a map. To top it off I would like to see it where an entire state is not marked for a few cases.
And this may seem like a really stupid question but I have a lot of chickens so I'm asking. Would you and your family go hang out for a day with an out of state friend if they had just flown in from their state that has the Avian Flu?