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    Avian influenza confirmed in Vermont
    By WCAX News Team
    Published: Apr. 29, 2022 at 2:22 PM EDT|Updated: 19 minutes ago

    MONTPELIER, Vt. (WCAX) - The USDA has confirmed the first case of avian influenza in Vermont.

    Authorities say the highly contagious disease was reported in a non-commercial backyard flock of poultry in Caledonia County. Samples were then confirmed at federal labs. State officials quarantined the property.

    The CDC has said the public health risk from the virus remains low, adding that people who have job-related or recreational exposures to infected birds are at a higher risk of infection and should take appropriate precautions...

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      Avian flu confirmed in backyard flock of non-commercial birds in Lamoille County
      Thu, 12/08/2022 - 5:21pm --
      Officials cite the need for continued vigilance and bio-security efforts in Vermont

      Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets (VAAFM) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) have confirmed the presence of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI), also known as avian influenza, in a non-commercial backyard (non-poultry) flock in Lamoille County this week. Samples taken by VAAFM and USDA officials on Monday were tested and confirmed for HPAI by the National Veterinary Services Laboratories (NVSL) in Ames, Iowa.

      The small flock of just over 50 birds suffered high mortality over the weekend of December 3-4, and the owners reached out to VAAFM Monday morning. The remaining flock was quarantined to prevent the spread of disease and was depopulated today by officials from VAAFM and USDA, with the agreement and understanding of the flockā€™s owners...