Highly-Pathogenic-Avian-Influenzas, or HPAIs, are a type of avian influenza virus that can cause severe disease and death in birds. These viruses are highly contagious among birds and can spread rapidly through both domestic and wild bird populations. In addition to causing economic losses to the poultry industry, HPAIs also pose a risk to human health.

While HPAIs typically only affect birds, it is possible for humans to get infected from close contact with infected birds or their environments. Symptoms of avian influenza in humans can range from mild, flu-like symptoms to severe respiratory illness and even death.

To prevent the spread of HPAIs, it is important to practice good biosecurity measures, such as properly disposing of dead birds, maintaining clean facilities, and limiting contact between domestic and wild birds. Vaccines are also available to help protect domestic birds from HPAIs.

In the event of an outbreak, it is important for bird owners to work closely with their veterinarians and local authorities to properly contain and control the spread of the virus. By taking these steps, we can help protect both bird and human health from the dangers of Highly-Pathogenic-Avian-Influenzas.