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Avian Influenza (HPAI)

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There has been a heightened concern across the Commonwealth regarding Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI). HPAI has been detected close to Eden Township, found in commercial facilities in Lancaster County as well as in wild birds located in neighboring Chester County. This is a serious disease that is highly contagious and often fatal to chickens. That said, HPAI does not present an immediate public health concern to humans.

The State Department of Agriculture predicts that there may be other unidentified cases of HPAI in Pennsylvania due to the proximity to the Atlantic flyway, a major north-south flyway for migratory birds in North America.

Due to Lancaster County's enormous population of chickens, we felt it was important to be proactive in sharing information with our Eden Township residents who have chickens to help raise awareness and protect your flocks. There is information provided by the USDA available at the municipal building as well as the Eden Township website.

If you have any questions feel free to contact either Rick Ely, Eden Twp EMC or Jason Skonberg, Eden Twp Deputy EMC.

If you have any sick birds, please contact Eden Township Emergency Management as soon as possible so we can help.

USDA Information: https://www.aphis.usda.gov/publications/animal_health/fsc-all-npip-collateral-english.pdf