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HPAI virus in U.S. West jumps to cattle and at least 1 human worker

By David B. Strickland Poultry Times editor dstrickland@poultrytimes.com

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ITHACA, N.Y. — Scientists are looking into how the highly pathogenic avian influenza virus has made the species jump from traditional birds to other species, primarily the reports recently of the virus infecting dairy cattle in some western U.S. states, and at least one human worker in Texas.

Researchers at Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine Animal Health Diagnostic Center, as well as other diagnostic laboratories, are taking a close look at the virus and note that its sequencing may provide some understanding on how the virus can jump to another species and give insight to prevent future. . .

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