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Bird Flu Pandemic: Avian Influenza Spreads to Livestock

Bird Flu Pandemic: Avian Influenza Spreads to Livestock
Bird Flu Pandemic: Avian Influenza Spreads to Livestock

Bird Flu Outbreak Affects U.S. Egg Production and Livestock

Cal-Maine Foods, the largest egg producer in the United States, has temporarily closed an operation in Texas due to an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) among its chickens. The outbreak has resulted in the culling of over 1.6 million hens and 337,000 pullets.

Spread to Livestock

In addition to poultry, bird flu has also been detected in livestock in the United States. A goat in Minnesota and dairy cows in Texas, Kansas, Michigan, Idaho, and New Mexico have all tested positive for the virus. Officials believe the virus may be spreading among cattle.

Human Cases and Risk

Although the risk to human health is conside

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