CDC: U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and HHS/CDC Announce New Actions to Reduce Impact and Spread of H5N1

USDA recently announced actions the agency will take to reduce the impact and spread of H5N1. These actions include assistance for producers with H5N1 affected premises to improve on-site biosecurity and the availability of financial tools for lost milk production in herds affected by H5N1.

Since the detection of H5N1 in dairy cattle, the Federal response has leveraged the latest available scientific data, field epidemiology, and risk assessments to mitigate risks to workers and the general public, to ensure the safety of America’s food supply and to mitigate risk to livestock, owners, and producers. Today, USDA is taking a series of additional steps to help achieve these goals and reduce the impact of H5N1 on affected premises and producers.

HHS is announcing new actions through the CDC and U.S. Food and Drug Administration to increase testing and laboratory screening and testing capacity, genomic sequencing, and other interventions to protect the health and safety of dairy and other potentially impacted food items.

Read the full press release at Fact Sheet: USDA, HHS Announce New Actions to Reduce Impact and Spread of H5N1.