Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Third U.S. human bird flu case stemming from cattle outbreak

By Elizabeth Bobenhausen Poultry Times staff ebobenhausen@poultrytimes.com

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GAINESVILLE, Ga. — Avian influenza is still highly active within the United States. Bird flu is found predominantly in wild fowl and other poultry. However, this is the first time that the disease has been seen to jump from birds to cattle. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention adds that the risk for human infection remains low.

So far there have been three human cases of bird flu across the U.S. linked to the recent outbreaks in dairy cattle. Two cases have been reported in Michigan and one case in Texas. The first case caused symptoms of pink eye. . .

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