The Division of Public Health is continuing to work with the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to prepare for the possible introduction of HPAI into the state. Recommendations are likely to change as new information becomes available. Updated information and guidance are available from the CDC at http://www.cdc.gov/flu/avianflu/h5 and from the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services at http://www.ncagr.gov/avianflu.
NC Health Department Issues Guidance on Avian Flu
While no cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) have been detected in domestic or wild birds in North Carolina, the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services, Communicable Disease Branch is disseminating guidance in the event HPAI-infected birds might be identified in the state, or that providers in North Carolina are asked to provide care for people who are exposed to HPAI-infected birds in other states.
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