For Immediate Release
As the new H5N2 influenza virus – which can be deadly to poultry flocks – spreads across the U.S., media looking for information on the virus, its effects on poultry and economic implications can contact experts from North Carolina State University.
Donna Carver is an extension veterinarian in the Prestage Department of Poultry Science. She can address the basics of flu, how it affects poultry, and how to protect flocks from contracting the virus. She can be reached at 919/515-5526 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Barrett Slenning is an associate professor of population health and pathobiology. He can discuss the evolution and spread of the kinds of influenza represented by this new H5N2 strain, as well as general biosecurity issues pertaining to the virus. He can be reached at 919/513-6324 or email@example.com.
Tomislav Vukina is a professor of agricultural and resource economics. He can address the economic effect of widespread H5N2 on the poultry industry. He is at 919/515-5864 or firstname.lastname@example.org.