CDC Issues Health Advisory Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza A(H5N1) Virus

Published: 05/02/2022

Sources:
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Relevant To:
  • Assisted Living,
  • Urgent Care,
  • Dialysis Facilities,
  • Medical Office,
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Home Health,
  • Hospitals,
  • Ambulatory Care,
  • Rural Health Clinics

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Health Advisory to alert health care providers about the detection of highly pathogenic avian influenza (H5N1) virus. According to the CDC, during January 13, 2022, through April 27, 2022, U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) reported more than 899 detections of wild birds infected with HPAI A(H5N1) virus in 33 states. On February 9, 2022, USDA APHIS confirmed the first ou

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