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U.S. finds more avian flu cases in wild birds, identifies strain

USDA recently reported nation's first case of Eurasian H5 type virus since 2016.

January 20, 2022
By Reuters


The U.S. Department of Agriculture reported two more cases of highly pathogenic avian flu in wild birds on Tuesday, raising risks for potential infections in poultry.

The USDA on Friday reported the nation’s first case of a Eurasian H5 type of the virus since 2016 and on Tuesday said all three cases are the H5N1 strain. That strain has caused a wave of outbreaks of bird flu in poultry across Europe and Asia.

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