The latest from CDC on preparing for a bird flu epidemic

The following is from the CDC

Readout of CDC/ASTHO/CSTE/APHL Call Regarding Avian Influenza Preparedness

April 8, 2024 – On Friday, Nirav D. Shah, CDC’s Principal Deputy Director, Dr. Demetre Daskalakis, Director of CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, and Dr. Vivien Dugan, Director of CDC’s Influenza Division, met with members of the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO), the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE), and the Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) to discuss avian influenza planning.  

CDC officials emphasized that, although the risk to the public remains low, the agency wants state public health officials to be prepared to respond. CDC recommended that state public health officials engage with their state veterinarians and agriculture department officials to ensure that they have up-to-date operational plans to respond to avian influenza at the state level. For example, CDC emphasized the importance of having plans in place to quickly test and provide treatment to potentially impacted farm workers following positive results among cattle herds. CDC also encouraged state health officials to communicate about any challenges they are facing. 

ASTHO, CSTE, and APHL members support CDC’s recommendations and look forward to continuing their partnership with their state agriculture counterparts, as well as CDC and other federal agencies, as part of their preparedness efforts. 

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2 thoughts on “The latest from CDC on preparing for a bird flu epidemic”

  1. The cdc ,fda,nih all move on like nothing has happened…These agencies cannot be trusted. Justice must be served or these agencies will never be trusted again. These are sad times in our country..Take a good look at our flag and what it stands for and what it cost! “With liberty and justice for all”

  2. Be sure to heed the warning signs of bird flu, including an insatiable desire to eat worms at sunrise.

    Yes, that joke is stupid — but not nearly as stupid as anyone who unquestioningly accepts the advice of our corrupt and politicized CDC.

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