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Alabama Extension Launches Avian Influenza Website

The Alabama Cooperative Extension System has launched www.AlabamaAvianInfluenza.com in response to the recent confirmed cases of avian influenza in Tennessee.

“This website will be Extension’s education portal for consumers, backyard flock owners and commercial operators,” said Dr. Gary Lemme, Alabama Extension director.  “The site features important information on biosecurity measures for backyard keepers in particular.”

The website, www.AlabamaAvianInfluenza.com, features up-to-date information about the current status of Tennessee outbreak avian influenza as well as resource materials including fact sheets and videos.

Alabama is one of the nation’s leaders in broiler chicken production. The state’s poultry industry creates more than $15 billion in revenue and employs more than 86,000 workers in the state.