Tuesday, June 18, 2024

The U.S. is unprepared for an avian influenza outbreak

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The U.S. poultry industry is not prepared for an avian influenza outbreak, according to a report from the Government Accountability Office.

One of the problems is that the federal government relies heavily on volunteer efforts to provide biosecurity measures. However, according to the report, the USDA is coming up with two major initiatives to encourage biosecurity improvements.

Another issue addressed is in the production of influenza vaccine for humans. The creation of the vaccines depends on chicken eggs and the Department of Health and. . .

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