WJAC-TV: Potential Avian Flu Impact on Egg Supplies Could Affect Human Flu Vaccine production in Pa.
October 30, 2015
Agriculture is the state's number one industry and the poultry industry is a major factor. Earlier this year an avian flu outbreak wiped out millions of birds in the Midwest. If avian flu hits Pennsylvania, the impact will be widespread, from a hike in your grocery bills to the production of next winter’s human flu vaccine, state agriculture officials said. Pennsylvania is among the nation’s top egg producers.
Penn State Animal Diagnostic Lab among first lines of defense versus avian flu
September 23, 2015
More than 48 million turkeys and laying hens in 21 states have died this year following an outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N2 avian influenza. As wild waterfowl, which may carry the virus, begin their autumn migration, Pennsylvania is in the crosshairs, and that has Penn State's Animal Diagnostic Laboratory on high alert.