Avian Influenza - HPAI

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About HPAI

Highly pathogenic avian influenza, commonly known as HPAI or avian flu, is caused by an influenza virus that can infect domestic poultry such as chickens, turkeys, domestic ducks and geese. Although the virus has not yet been detected in North Carolina, DEQ has formed a task force to protect public health and the environment in the event it does reach the state. DEQ is working in concert with the lead state response agency, the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, to prepare for and quickly respond to introductions of influenza in poultry.

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