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Avian Influenza

March 11, 2015: Notification and biosecurity recommendations regarding the continuing outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (PDF)

Equine Herpesvirus (EHV-1) Resources

News Release: Virus affecting horses found at N.C. stable (1-5-12)

Summer Arbovirus Alert for Equine Owners-
West Nile Virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine Encephalomyelitis

West Nile Virus
WNV Disease Alert Page and Links
Tips to reduce mosquito breeding sites
NC Department of Public Health info on Arboviruses

Eastern Equine Encephalomyelitis
EEE Disease Alert Page and Links
NCDA&CS EEE Fact Sheet (MS Word document)
EEE Interactive Surveillance Map

Avian Influenza - (Bird Flu)

Avian Influenza Factsheet

Avian Influenza Recommendations - including information on the disease, prevention, cleaning, disinfection, and frequently asked questions

Recomendaciones para prevenir la dispersión y/o
introducción del virus de la influenza de aves

Foreign Travel Recommendations

Poultry Biosecurity Guidelines

Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) aka "Mad Cow Disease"

How North Carolina is working to prevent Mad Cow Disease

USDA-APHIS BSE Information Homepage

Other BSE information sources:
USDA BSE Response Information
APHIS BSE General Information
Centers for Disease Control (CDC's) BSE website including the disease in humans, called variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD).
Washington State Government website BSE resources (media links, other government links)
National Cattlemen's Beef Association BSE website including beef cattle industry statistic links
USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service "Quick Stats" (livestock / cattle numbers by county for any state)
NCDA&CS Agricultural Statistics Division Cattle and Cattle Farm numbers by county

BSE and TSEs (Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy) of other species was the topic of discussion this year by 180 professionals from 23 countries at a conference in Fort Collins, Colorado in September, 2003. You can download a two page summary of the meeting in MS Word document format from:

Some of the articles and presentations can be found at:

NCDA&CS Safety and Health website

CDC site for bioterrorism and emergency preparedness

Livestock Event Animal Health Safety Guidelines

Farm Biosecurity Guidelines

Foreign Animal Disease Investigation Protocol



NCDA&CS Veterinary Division, Dr. R. Douglas Meckes - State Veterinarian
Mailing Address:1030 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1030
Physical Address: 2 W. Edenton Street, Raleigh, NC 27601
Phone:919-707-3250; FAX: (919) 733-2277