Getting Ahead of Flu SeasonTake all precautions to protect yourself and your birds.
Hygine should also be strengthened during this period so that germs will not be carried into a poultry area. Use washable or disposable clothing and footwear when working with birds and disinfect early and often. The amount of money spent on C&D (cleaning and disinfection) is better spent that what would be endured from an outbreak.
Lastly, protect yourself during flu season. Get the seasonal flu shot, and wash your hands often, especially after congregating in public areas such as bathrooms and meeting rooms. Advancements in vaccine technologies have made the seasonal flu vaccine an important protection for all those at risk of the flu. Always consult your physician should you have questions regarding any vaccinations.
CDC Vaccination Guidance on Seasonal Flu