Bird Flu Strain Confirmed in Missouri

Bird flu strain confirmed in 2 Missouri facilities

While the bird flu strain discussed in the story is not harmful to people, we still wanted to share to help deflect any of your concerns! Please share for any friends who may have heard this story and believe that the bird flu strain may affect their own health:

Stock image, NBC KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Missouri agriculture officials have quarantined two commercial facilities after a strain of bird flu that’s deadly to poultry but poses no immediate public health concern was detected. The Missouri Department of Agriculture announced Sunday that the virus was confirmed in turkeys at a grower facility in Asbury in the southwest part of the state. Preliminary tests also came back positive for the virus at a facility in Fortuna in mid-Missouri. It was not immediately clear how many birds were affected. It’s the same H5N2 strain that’s been confirmed in Washington, Oregon, […]

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