The bird flu, or Avian Influenza, was detected in a non-commercial flock of birds on Long Island, New York State officials confirmed on Saturday, February 19.
Samples from the flock were taken and tested by Cornell University’s Animal Health Diagnostic Center, which echoed results from tests conducted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, according to WENY News.
New York is not the only state grappling with this issue- Indiana has detected the virus in four commercial poultry flocks thus far. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control says there is no cause for public health concern as the virus has not been detected in humans.
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