Baby fox tests positive for bird flu in Minnesota, officials reveal

A baby fox tested positive for H5N1 avian flu in Minnesotastate officials revealed Wednesday, in the first reported case in a wild mammal in America. The state Department of Natural Resources said the kit fox was found outside a fox den and unable to use its hind legs in Anoka County, near Minneapolis. He was … Read more

Bird flu first discovered on commercial MI poultry farm

MOORLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — The state discovered bird flu at a commercial turkey farm in eastern Muskegon County, forcing the farm to kill its stock in an effort to prevent the virus from spreading. Although the state has not released the name of the farm, an employee of Sietsema Farms confirmed to News 8 … Read more

York County farmer sympathizes with farmers facing bird flu outbreak

For a York County farmer, this latest bird flu outbreak takes him back to the 1980s – when he lost his entire flock to the virus. “I can’t believe in 40 years, now it’s back. It’s going to be maybe worse than before,” Bill Rinas said. Rinas recalls the virus moving to the East Coast … Read more

York County farmer sympathizes with farmers facing bird flu outbreak

For a York County farmer, this latest bird flu outbreak takes him back to the 1980s – when he lost his entire flock to the virus. “I can’t believe in 40 years, now it’s back. It’s going to be maybe worse than before,” Bill Rinas said. Rinas recalls the virus moving to the East Coast … Read more

The first human case of H3N8 avian flu has been detected in China. Here’s what we know

China has reported the first human case of the H3N8 strain of bird flu. Known to infect horses, dogs and seals, this is the first time the bird flu variant has been detected in a human. Health officials have insisted that the risk of human-to-human transmission is low. Here’s what we know about the bird … Read more

Bird flu testing is underway at a farm in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

Bird flu testing is taking place at a farm in Lancaster County. U.S. Department of Agriculture inspectors were at the Mount Joy farm all day Tuesday. The farm is located in a control area where four other poultry farms in Lancaster County have tested positive for the contagious strain of the virus. We don’t know … Read more

Bird flu testing is underway at a farm in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

Bird flu testing is taking place at a farm in Lancaster County. U.S. Department of Agriculture inspectors were at the Mount Joy farm all day Tuesday. The farm is located in a control area where four other poultry farms in Lancaster County have tested positive for the contagious strain of the virus. We don’t know … Read more

NC law keeps the public in the dark on avian flu outbreaks

OPINION AND COMMENTARY Editorials and other Opinion content offer perspectives on issues important to our community and are independent from the work of our newsroom reporters. A Johnston County turkey operation was the first commercial farm in North Carolina to test positive for a highly contagious form of bird flu. This file photo shows a … Read more

Hundreds of birds found dead, possibly from bird flu, at Lake Illinois

CHICAGO — Bird flu likely killed hundreds of double-crested cormorants nesting at Baker’s Lake near Barrington. Wildlife biologist Chris Anchor said it was the largest disease outbreak in wild birds he had seen in Cook County. “I haven’t seen anything like it since I started working here 41 years ago,” said Anchor, of Cook County’s … Read more