APHIS introduces wild bird HPAI dashboard

November 3, 2022

USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has developed a publicly available dashboard that displays the results from nationwide avian influenza virus (AIV) monitoring in wild bird populations.

Wild bird samples are routinely collected by the APHIS’ Wildlife Services (WS) National Wildlife Disease Program and screened for avian influenza (AI) at laboratories that are part of the National Animal Health Laboratory Network. All H5 and H7 findings are confirmed at the APHIS National Veterinary Services Laboratories in Ames, Iowa.

Data presented in the dashboard can identify increased AI risk and provide information to poultry producers, wildlife managers, and members of the public on AIV activity in their area.

The information displayed on the dashboard focuses on data collected by the WS National Wildlife Disease Program on multiple types of influenza viruses detected in wild birds under the annual surveillance plan. Currently, the dashboard displays data from July 2021 to April 2022, and UEP expects the agency to provide more data soon.

Reporting data that includes only Eurasian lineage HPAI detections in 2022 and consolidates information from APHIS and other collaborators throughout the U.S. can be found here.