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HPAI confirmed in dairy cattle in eight states, with some states restricting cattle movement in the US

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Published Apr 16, 2024

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The United States is currently experiencing outbreaks of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI), mistakenly referred to as bovine influenza A virus (BIAV), affecting dairy cattle in multiple states, including North Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Kansas, Michigan, Idaho, New Mexico, and Ohio, with a total of 28 confirmed cases. The USDA's confirmation of these cases has prompted concerns, though the FDA and WHO reassure the public of the low risk posed by the virus, highlighting the safety of the commercial milk supply due to effective pasteurization processes. Dairy producers are being urged to adopt stringent biosecurity measures and limit cattle movement to curb the virus's spread. Despite the absence of federal quarantine mandates, over 18 states have proactively implemented restrictions on cattle movement to mitigate further transmission of HPAI.
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North Carolina and South Dakota were added to the list of states where highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) has been detected in dairy cattle, with the USDA confirming one case in each state. HPAI, also known as bovine influenza A virus (BIAV), was previously detected in dairy herds in Texas (now up to 11 confirmed cases), Kansas (3), Michigan (4), Idaho (1), New Mexico (6) and Ohio (1). UDSA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) lists a total of 28 confirmed cases to date. The FDA maintains that the overall risk to the general public remains low. Because milk is pasteurized prior to packaging or processing, there are no concerns with the safety of the commercial milk supply at this time. The World Health Organization (WHO) also assessed “the public health risk to the general population posed by this virus to be low and for occupationally exposed persons, the risk of infection is considered low to moderate.” Dairy producers should remain vigilant about advanced ...
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