More Mammals Infected with Bird Flu
The US Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service reported five additional H5N1 avian influenza (bird flu) detections in mammals.
As of June 12, 2023, a total of 196 mammals have been recently infected with bird flu in the U.S.
Mammalian infections with the highly pathogenic avian influenza (HAPI) virus are a global concern, says the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Various bears, cats, dogs, dolphins, ferrets, foxes, minks, penguins, sea lions, skunks, and other mammals were infected with HAPI viruses in 2023.
Bird flu HAPI outbreaks have been confirmed since 2003. Updated bird flu news is posted at Precision Vaccinations.