"Bird Flu Spreads To Dairy Cows In Idaho, Michigan And New Mexico"

"A highly virulent bird flu first detected in dairy cows in Texas and Kansas this week has spread to additional herds, bringing the number of affected states to five and adding evidence the virus may be spreading cow-to-cow. The strain has been confirmed in Michigan, and presumptive positive tests have been reported from Idaho and New Mexico, federal officials said Friday.

Earlier in the day, the U.S. Department of Agriculture reported incorrectly that presumptive positive tests had also been found in Ohio.

The presence of the highly pathogenic avian influenza — commonly known as HPAI — has been confirmed in a Michigan dairy herd that recently received cows from Texas, according to a statement Friday from the USDA."

Lena H. Sun reports for the Washington Post March 29, 2024.


"Person Infected With Bird Flu in Texas After Contact With Cattle" (New York Times)

Source: Washington Post, 04/02/2024