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Avian Flu

Avian Flu

Avian Flu on Dairy Farms

Avian influenza, also known as bird flu or H5N1, has arrived on dairy farms across the United States in recent weeks. To date there is one document case of a dairy worker with avian flu. Thankfully, his symptoms were mild, and he recovered.

As always, we have our eye toward the health and well-being of the workers, seeking to provide clinicians who serve these workers up-to-date and useful information, so they can best equip workers in the early stages to prevent further spread and to answer questions to reduce fear and confusion.


MCN Avian Resources and Webinars

Avian Flu and Your Safety: Guidance for Dairy Workers | MCN Resource - Available in English and Spanish



Avian Flu on Dairy Farms: What Clinicians and Dairy Worker Patients Need to Know | MCN Blog

Register for our Emerging and Re-Emerging Viruses: What Clinicians Need to Know, From COVID-19 to Avian Flu Continuing Education Webinar on May 23rd

Watch our interview with Jeff Bender on avian flu below:

NCFH Avian flu webinar - Available on their YouTube Channel or Archived Webinar Page



Current H5N1 Bird Flu Situation in Dairy Cows | Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

H5N1 Bird Flu: Current Situation Summary | Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza A(H5N1) Virus Infection in a Dairy Farm Worker | New England Journal of Medicine


Avian Flu News - MCN's Experts Weigh In

How Poor Tracking of Bird Flu Leaves Dairy Workers at Risk | New York Times

Farmworkers lack protections that could help stop spread of bird flu | Politico Pro