Latest Bird flu News

What to know about the latest bird flu outbreak in the US

Apr. 24, 2024 14:16 PM EDT

A poultry facility in Michigan and egg producer in Texas both reported outbreaks of avian flu this week. The latest developments on the virus also include infected dairy cows and the first known instance of a human catching bird flu from a mammal. Although health officials say the...

Dairy cattle must be tested for bird flu before moving between states, agriculture officials say

Apr. 24, 2024 14:16 PM EDT

Dairy cattle moving between states must be tested for the bird flu virus, U.S. agriculture officials said Wednesday as they try to track and control the growing outbreak. The federal order was announced one day after health officials said they had detected inactivated remnants of the...

Remnants of bird flu virus found in pasteurized milk, FDA says

Apr. 23, 2024 21:21 PM EDT

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday that samples of pasteurized milk had tested positive for remnants of the bird flu virus that has infected dairy cows. The agency stressed that the material is inactivated and that the findings “do not represent actual virus that...

Bird flu is spreading to more farm animals. Are milk and eggs safe?

Apr. 13, 2024 12:40 PM EDT

A bird flu outbreak in U.S. dairy cows has grown to affect more than two dozen herds in eight states, just weeks after the nation's largest egg producer found the virus in its chickens. Health officials stress that the risk to the public is low and that the U.S. food supply remains...

The largest fresh egg producer in the US has found bird flu in chickens at a Texas plant

Apr. 02, 2024 20:55 PM EDT

The largest producer of fresh eggs in the U.S. said Tuesday it had temporarily halted production at a Texas plant after bird flu was found in chickens, and officials said the virus had also been detected at a poultry facility in Michigan. Ridgeland, Mississippi-based Cal-Maine...

Person is diagnosed with bird flu after being in contact with cows in Texas

Apr. 01, 2024 16:41 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A person in Texas has been diagnosed with bird flu, an infection tied to the recent discovery of the virus in dairy cows, health officials said Monday. The patient was being treated with an antiviral drug and their only reported symptom was eye redness, Texas health...

What's keeping egg prices high for Easter? It's not just inflation

Mar. 28, 2024 11:55 AM EDT

Egg prices are at near-historic highs in many parts of the world as the spring holidays approach, reflecting a market scrambled by disease, high demand and growing costs for farmers. It’s the second year in a row consumers have faced sticker shock ahead of Easter and Passover, both...

Dairy cattle in Texas and Kansas test positive for bird flu

Mar. 26, 2024 11:25 AM EDT

Milk from dairy cows in Texas and Kansas has tested positive for bird flu, U.S. officials said Monday. Officials with the Texas Animal Health Commission confirmed the flu virus is the Type A H5N1 strain, known for decades to cause outbreaks in birds and to occasionally infect people....

Bird flu is decimating seal colonies. Scientists don't know how to stop it

Mar. 22, 2024 07:37 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Avian influenza is killing tens of thousands of seals and sea lions in different corners of the world, disrupting ecosystems and flummoxing scientists who don't see a clear way to slow the devastating virus. The worldwide bird flu outbreak that began in 2020...

Cambodia reports a new bird flu case, the brother of a 9-year-old who died of the virus

Feb. 12, 2024 08:08 AM EST

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — The brother of a boy who died last week from bird flu has tested positive for the virus, Cambodia’s Health Ministry said Monday. The 9-year-old's death in the northeastern province of Kratie was the first from bird flu in Cambodia this year, after four...