Avian Flu Alert

Avian flu is a lethal disease and is spread by migrating birds.   Dr. Sarah Mason of the NC Department of Agriculture, explains what owners of backyard flocks can do to help protect their birds from this lethal disease.

Key Points

  • Migrating birds may carry the Avian flu virus
  • This strain of Avian flu lethal
  • By registering your flock with the NC Department of Ag you will receive updates and alerts of outbreaks near you

Resources

  • NC Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services – Avian Flu
  • How to protect your birds
    • Avain Flu Page 1
    • Avain Flu Page 2
  • Resources from the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association on Avian Flu

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