A wild bird in South Carolina has been infected with the highly contagious Eurasian H5 avian influenza, the first case of bird flu in the United States since 2016, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Friday. The bird was discovered by the Wild American Vigian. In Calledon County, South Carolina, other types of bird flu have been diagnosed in the United States in recent years, and the USDA, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the United States are still considering the risk to the community. Variation should be minimal. No human infections from the variant have occurred in the United States. The USDA has advised people to limit direct contact with wild birds and bird owners to practice good biological protection and isolate their birds from wild birds. Numerous bird flu outbreaks have been reported across Europe, Africa and Asia in recent weeks. Mainly due to the H5N1 subtype, it comes from the H5 lineage, according to the World Organization for Animal Health.
In recent months, more than a million birds have been found to be endangered in Israel, although the Israeli Ministry of Agriculture said on Friday that the eruption was now under control. In 40 countries since July. HPAI’s H5N1, H5N3, H5N4, H5N5, H5N6 and H5N8 subtypes are spreading to birds and poultry populations around the world, causing the OIE an “epidemiologically challenging situation.” The situation is very difficult and dangerous, and we see many variations emerging that are very difficult to follow, “he said.
The Friedrich L லfler Institute, Germany’s Deutsche Presse-Agentur (DPA), Germany’s Federal Research Institute for Animal Health, says Europe is experiencing its “strongest bird flu epidemic ever.” Giovanni D’Akata, head of the company’s Rights Desk, emphasizes that the virus is spreading across the continent and around the world, with new cases being reported on a daily basis and “no end in sight”.
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