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April 18, 2022 - Harrisburg, PA

Secretary of Agriculture Provides Update on Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza

On Saturday, April 16, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture confirmed the state's first positive case of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) in domestic poultry, in a flock of commercial layer chickens on a Lancaster County poultry farm. A state and federal interagency task force is prepared and initiating a response plan.

While there is no risk to the public, and poultry and eggs are safe to eat if cooked properly, HPAI is highly infectious and can be fatal to domestic birds (chickens, ducks, geese, quail, pheasants, guinea fowl and turkeys).

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, avian influenza detections do not present an immediate public health concern. No human cases of avian influenza viruses have been detected in the United States.



<a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20765_ag_hpai_dz_001.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding speaks with the press.  Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding, cting Deputy Agriculture Secretary Jeff Warner and Assistant Director of the Bureau of Animal Health and Diagnostic Services Alex Hamberg provided an update on Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza, which was confirmed on a Lancaster County poultry farm. Strict biosecurity protocols are in place both for Pennsylvania farms, and for poultry products shipped in and out of the state.  Monday April 18, 2022  -  Harrisburg PA.. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20765_ag_hpai_dz_002.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding speaks with the press.  Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding, cting Deputy Agriculture Secretary Jeff Warner and Assistant Director of the Bureau of Animal Health and Diagnostic Services Alex Hamberg provided an update on Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza, which was confirmed on a Lancaster County poultry farm. Strict biosecurity protocols are in place both for Pennsylvania farms, and for poultry products shipped in and out of the state.  Monday April 18, 2022  -  Harrisburg PA.. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20765_ag_hpai_dz_003.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Assistant Director Bureau of Animal Health and Diagnostic Services - Dr. Alex Hamberg speaks with the press.  Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding, cting Deputy Agriculture Secretary Jeff Warner and Assistant Director of the Bureau of Animal Health and Diagnostic Services Alex Hamberg provided an update on Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza, which was confirmed on a Lancaster County poultry farm. Strict biosecurity protocols are in place both for Pennsylvania farms, and for poultry products shipped in and out of the state.  Monday April 18, 2022  -  Harrisburg PA.. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20765_ag_hpai_dz_004.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Acting Deputy Agriculture Secretary Jeff Warner speaks with the press.  Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding, cting Deputy Agriculture Secretary Jeff Warner and Assistant Director of the Bureau of Animal Health and Diagnostic Services Alex Hamberg provided an update on Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza, which was confirmed on a Lancaster County poultry farm. Strict biosecurity protocols are in place both for Pennsylvania farms, and for poultry products shipped in and out of the state.  Monday April 18, 2022  -  Harrisburg PA.. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20765_ag_hpai_dz_005.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding speaks with the press.  Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding, cting Deputy Agriculture Secretary Jeff Warner and Assistant Director of the Bureau of Animal Health and Diagnostic Services Alex Hamberg provided an update on Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza, which was confirmed on a Lancaster County poultry farm. Strict biosecurity protocols are in place both for Pennsylvania farms, and for poultry products shipped in and out of the state.  Monday April 18, 2022  -  Harrisburg PA.. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20765_ag_hpai_dz_006.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding speaks with the press.  Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding, cting Deputy Agriculture Secretary Jeff Warner and Assistant Director of the Bureau of Animal Health and Diagnostic Services Alex Hamberg provided an update on Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza, which was confirmed on a Lancaster County poultry farm. Strict biosecurity protocols are in place both for Pennsylvania farms, and for poultry products shipped in and out of the state.  Monday April 18, 2022  -  Harrisburg PA.. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20765_ag_hpai_dz_007.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding speaks with the press.  Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding, cting Deputy Agriculture Secretary Jeff Warner and Assistant Director of the Bureau of Animal Health and Diagnostic Services Alex Hamberg provided an update on Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza, which was confirmed on a Lancaster County poultry farm. Strict biosecurity protocols are in place both for Pennsylvania farms, and for poultry products shipped in and out of the state.  Monday April 18, 2022  -  Harrisburg PA.. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20765_ag_hpai_dz_008.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Assistant Director Bureau of Animal Health and Diagnostic Services - Dr. Alex Hamberg speaks with the press.  Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding, cting Deputy Agriculture Secretary Jeff Warner and Assistant Director of the Bureau of Animal Health and Diagnostic Services Alex Hamberg provided an update on Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza, which was confirmed on a Lancaster County poultry farm. Strict biosecurity protocols are in place both for Pennsylvania farms, and for poultry products shipped in and out of the state.  Monday April 18, 2022  -  Harrisburg PA.. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20765_ag_hpai_dz_009.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding speaks with the press.  Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding, cting Deputy Agriculture Secretary Jeff Warner and Assistant Director of the Bureau of Animal Health and Diagnostic Services Alex Hamberg provided an update on Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza, which was confirmed on a Lancaster County poultry farm. Strict biosecurity protocols are in place both for Pennsylvania farms, and for poultry products shipped in and out of the state.  Monday April 18, 2022  -  Harrisburg PA.. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20765_ag_hpai_dz_010.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding speaks with the press.  Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding, cting Deputy Agriculture Secretary Jeff Warner and Assistant Director of the Bureau of Animal Health and Diagnostic Services Alex Hamberg provided an update on Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza, which was confirmed on a Lancaster County poultry farm. Strict biosecurity protocols are in place both for Pennsylvania farms, and for poultry products shipped in and out of the state.  Monday April 18, 2022  -  Harrisburg PA.. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20765_ag_hpai_dz_011.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Acting Deputy Agriculture Secretary Jeff Warner speaks with the press.  Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding, cting Deputy Agriculture Secretary Jeff Warner and Assistant Director of the Bureau of Animal Health and Diagnostic Services Alex Hamberg provided an update on Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza, which was confirmed on a Lancaster County poultry farm. Strict biosecurity protocols are in place both for Pennsylvania farms, and for poultry products shipped in and out of the state.  Monday April 18, 2022  -  Harrisburg PA.. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20765_ag_hpai_dz_012.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding speaks with the press.  Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding, cting Deputy Agriculture Secretary Jeff Warner and Assistant Director of the Bureau of Animal Health and Diagnostic Services Alex Hamberg provided an update on Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza, which was confirmed on a Lancaster County poultry farm. Strict biosecurity protocols are in place both for Pennsylvania farms, and for poultry products shipped in and out of the state.  Monday April 18, 2022  -  Harrisburg PA.. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20765_ag_hpai_dz_013.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding speaks with the press.  Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding, cting Deputy Agriculture Secretary Jeff Warner and Assistant Director of the Bureau of Animal Health and Diagnostic Services Alex Hamberg provided an update on Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza, which was confirmed on a Lancaster County poultry farm. Strict biosecurity protocols are in place both for Pennsylvania farms, and for poultry products shipped in and out of the state.  Monday April 18, 2022  -  Harrisburg PA.. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20765_ag_hpai_dz_014.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Acting Deputy Agriculture Secretary Jeff Warner speaks with the press.  Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding, cting Deputy Agriculture Secretary Jeff Warner and Assistant Director of the Bureau of Animal Health and Diagnostic Services Alex Hamberg provided an update on Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza, which was confirmed on a Lancaster County poultry farm. Strict biosecurity protocols are in place both for Pennsylvania farms, and for poultry products shipped in and out of the state.  Monday April 18, 2022  -  Harrisburg PA.. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20765_ag_hpai_dz_015.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding speaks with the press.  Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding, cting Deputy Agriculture Secretary Jeff Warner and Assistant Director of the Bureau of Animal Health and Diagnostic Services Alex Hamberg provided an update on Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza, which was confirmed on a Lancaster County poultry farm. Strict biosecurity protocols are in place both for Pennsylvania farms, and for poultry products shipped in and out of the state.  Monday April 18, 2022  -  Harrisburg PA.. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20765_ag_hpai_dz_016.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding speaks with the press.  Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding, cting Deputy Agriculture Secretary Jeff Warner and Assistant Director of the Bureau of Animal Health and Diagnostic Services Alex Hamberg provided an update on Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza, which was confirmed on a Lancaster County poultry farm. Strict biosecurity protocols are in place both for Pennsylvania farms, and for poultry products shipped in and out of the state.  Monday April 18, 2022  -  Harrisburg PA.. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20765_ag_hpai_dz_017.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Assistant Director Bureau of Animal Health and Diagnostic Services - Dr. Alex Hamberg speaks with the press.  Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding, cting Deputy Agriculture Secretary Jeff Warner and Assistant Director of the Bureau of Animal Health and Diagnostic Services Alex Hamberg provided an update on Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza, which was confirmed on a Lancaster County poultry farm. Strict biosecurity protocols are in place both for Pennsylvania farms, and for poultry products shipped in and out of the state.  Monday April 18, 2022  -  Harrisburg PA.. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20765_ag_hpai_dz_018.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding speaks with the press.  Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding, cting Deputy Agriculture Secretary Jeff Warner and Assistant Director of the Bureau of Animal Health and Diagnostic Services Alex Hamberg provided an update on Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza, which was confirmed on a Lancaster County poultry farm. Strict biosecurity protocols are in place both for Pennsylvania farms, and for poultry products shipped in and out of the state.  Monday April 18, 2022  -  Harrisburg PA.. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20765_ag_hpai_dz_019.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding speaks with the press.  Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding, cting Deputy Agriculture Secretary Jeff Warner and Assistant Director of the Bureau of Animal Health and Diagnostic Services Alex Hamberg provided an update on Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza, which was confirmed on a Lancaster County poultry farm. Strict biosecurity protocols are in place both for Pennsylvania farms, and for poultry products shipped in and out of the state.  Monday April 18, 2022  -  Harrisburg PA.. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20765_ag_hpai_dz_020.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding speaks with the press.  Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding, cting Deputy Agriculture Secretary Jeff Warner and Assistant Director of the Bureau of Animal Health and Diagnostic Services Alex Hamberg provided an update on Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza, which was confirmed on a Lancaster County poultry farm. Strict biosecurity protocols are in place both for Pennsylvania farms, and for poultry products shipped in and out of the state.  Monday April 18, 2022  -  Harrisburg PA..