Avian influenza has returned in poultry flocks in North America in 2017 following the first initial confirmation of avian flu in a wild duck at the beginning of the year. In light of these most-recent avian flu outbreaks spreading to commercial operations, it is necessary that members of the industry be proactive and keep up-to-date to ensure the health of their birds and safety of their poultry products. 

To help poultry growers and producers monitor these outbreaks of avian influenza, WATTAgNet has again created an interactive map tracking cases confirmed by the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) in North America in 2017: https://batchgeo.com/map/2017-avian-influenza-outbreaks. Clicking on each marker on the map displays key information for the bird flu incident with a link to learn even more about that specific case. Filter the map view by a variety of criteria including bird species, AI strain and type of operation.

View 2017 avian influenza outbreaks in North America in a full screen map


The 2017 avian influenza map is updated as soon as possible once a new confirmed case is reported.

These recent outbreaks of avian influenza are the first cases confirmed in a U.S. commercial poultry flock since early 2016. Veterinary authorities and poultry industry groups are urging increased examination of biosecurity procedures in response to the disease, as the 2015-16 outbreak of avian flu caused tremendous economic damage to the U.S. egg industry, from which it claimed millions of birds. To view the locations of these prior cases, visit our 2015 avian influenza map or 2016 avian influenza map