Section 3. Response

  1. Reporting Disease
  2. AI Confirmation
  3. Quarantine
  4. Vaccination
  5. Depopulation


Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) and low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI) of the H5 and H7 subtypes are OIE "Listed" diseases and classified as "Notifiable Avian Influenza" or NAI. According to OIE guidelines, further spread of NAI must be prevented through various control practices which include "stamping out" or depopulation of infected and presumptive positive birds. This is accompanied by tight restrictions on the movement of poultry, personnel and related industry activities within the designated quarantine area.21

Within 24 hours of the premises being classified as infected, the infected and susceptible birds will be humanely euthanized or depopulated.3

  • Procedures vary by state and will be determined by officials from the affected jurisdiction.
  • Procedures are carried out only by qualified persons to assure methods are performed in a quick, safe, and humane manner.

Once the area has been cleared, depopulated birds will be disposed of in accordance with State and Federal regulations. Decontamination of the property will follow.