Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Spreading to New US States

By
Héloïse Leclerc
1 min read

The highly pathogenic avian influenza has been discovered in dairy herds in Michigan and Idaho, signaling the virus's spread into new US states. Confirming the presence of bird flu in a Michigan herd that recently received cows from Texas, the National Veterinary Services Laboratories also reported presumptive positive test results in New Mexico, Idaho, and Texas. This alarming development has prompted a joint statement from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Food and Drug Administration, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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