USDA releases 180-day report on avian influenza
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has released a 180-day report
on avian influenza (AI) efforts and the use of US$91 million appropriated in the
Emergency Supplemental Appropriation to Address Pandemic Influenza six months
The report details the USDA's efforts both internationally and domestically
to combat bird
"We're working with federal and state government partners,
as well as industry to prepare the public for the possibility of a highly
pathogenic avian influenza detection in the United States," said Agriculture
Deputy Secretary Chuck Conner.
"From the emergency response teams we
have dispatched to affected countries to the testing of both wild and domestic
flocks in the US, our approach will help to slow the spread of the virus
overseas and prepare for the possibility of a detection here."
more information, see the full 180-day report on avian influenza.
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