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AL: Bird flu in backyard flock in Lawrence Co.

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    Bird flu confirmed in Lawrence County
    By Charles Montgomery
    Published: Dec. 6, 2022 at 1:16 PM EST|Updated: 3 hours ago

    LAWRENCE Co., Ala. (WAFF) - The Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI) and the Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service have confirmed the detection of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) also known as “bird flu”, in a backyard flock in Lawrence County.

    State officials quarantined the premises and the birds on the property were depopulated to prevent the spread of the disease, according to the ADAI. Birds from the flock will not enter the food system.

    Officials are working on additional testing and surveillance in the area. HPAI is considered low risk to human health according to the Centers for Disease Control, but it is highly contagious to other birds...