Avian Influenza

12/16 — Two highly pathogenic strains of Avian Influenza (AI) have been detected in Washington State, one in a captive falcon facility and one in a wild duck. AI has not been discovered in Texas. While some AI viruses affect humans, these particular strains are not a threat to people.

The TAHC would like to take this opportunity to remind poultry owners to remain vigilant in examining the health of their birds. If your birds exhibit unusual death loss or signs of illness, or you observe large scale sickness and mortality of wild birds, call your private veterinarian or the TAHC immediately at 1-800-550-8242. Read more about the AI outbreak in Washington state.

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