Source: CBS News 

The highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) has been detected in another flock in Michigan’s Newaygo County, marking the seventh flock in the state within two years. MDARD is responding with quarantine measures and depopulating affected birds to contain the spread. In addition, four dairy herds have been found with the virus this year. The virus, originating from wild birds, poses a low risk to public health and does not affect the commercial food chain.

To prevent further spread, MDARD advises enhancing biosecurity measures on farms and avoiding contact between domestic and wild birds. Producers are urged to practice hand hygiene, disinfect equipment, and secure poultry feed. MDARD remains focused on protecting animal and public health amid the outbreak, emphasizing preventive measures and containment efforts.

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