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July 11, 2024 at 4:37 PM

Finland is offering farmworkers bird flu shots. Some experts say the US should, too

Finland is offering farmworkers bird flu shots. But, even with a stockpile of bird flu vaccinations, the U.S. government is not offering them to those at high risk.
July 11, 2024 at 4:37 PM
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July 3, 2024 at 7:32 PM

4th human case of bird flu linked to dairy cow outbreak: CDC

The CDC confirmed the fourth human case of bird flu linked to the current dairy cow outbreak on Wednesday in a dairy worker in Colorado.
July 3, 2024 at 7:32 PM
Cows are seen here in this undated file photo.
June 30, 2024 at 12:28 AM

Nation's milk supply safe amid bird flu outbreak

Officials say results from a new study confirm pasteurization is effective in inactivating the virus.
June 30, 2024 at 12:28 AM
VIDEO: Nation's milk supply safe amid bird flu outbreak
1 month ago

Bird flu cases spark new concerns

ABC News’ Trevor Ault shares the latest on the growing concerns over bird flu in the country.
1 month ago
VIDEO: Bird flu cases spark new concerns
1 month ago

WHO acknowledges bird flu patient in Mexico died of other medical conditions

The WHO confirmed Friday that the patient in a fatal bird flu case in Mexico died due to his other severe medical conditions.
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This photo shows a logo of the World Health Organization with the WHO headquarters in the background in Geneva, Switzerland, May 21, 2023.
1 month ago

1st fatal human case of bird flu subtype confirmed in Mexico: WHO

The World Health Organization confirmed on Wednesday the first fatal case of a subtype of bird flu in Mexico.
1 month ago
The World Health Organisation (WHO) at their headquarters in Geneva, Dec. 7, 2021.
1 month ago

Human infected with bird flu dies

Officials in Mexico say a 59-year-old man, who had underlying medical conditions and had been infected with the H5N2 strain of bird flu strain, died in the hospital.
1 month ago
VIDEO: Human infected with bird flu dies
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Scientists testing bird flu vaccine

As a third human case of bird flu is confirmed in Michigan, scientists are ramping up vaccine testing in animals to prevent the spread to humans.
1 month ago
VIDEO: Scientists testing bird flu vaccine
1 month ago

3rd case of human bird flu reported

The USDA announces it will spend more than $800 million to protect livestock after a third farm worker was diagnosed with the virus.
1 month ago
VIDEO: 3rd case of human bird flu reported
1 month ago

Third person tested positive for bird flu in US: CDC

State health authorities confirmed on Thursday that a third human case of H5 bird flu connected to the ongoing U.S. outbreak in cattle has been found in a farmworker in Michigan.
1 month ago
VIDEO: Third person tested positive for bird flu in US: CDC
1 month ago

2nd human case of bird flu confirmed in Michigan, bringing total this year to 3

A second human case of bird flu has been confirmed in Michigan, bringing the total number of cases in the U.S. this year to three, health official said.
1 month ago
In this April 26, 2024, file photo, cows graze in a field at a dairy farm in Petaluma, Calif.
1 month ago

Everything you need to know about bird flu outbreak spreading across US

After inactive bird flu fragments were found in milk samples, here's everything you need to know about the recent bird flu outbreak.
1 month ago
A colorized transmission electron micrograph depicts Avian influenza A H5N1 viruses (seen in gold) grown in MDCK cells (seen in green).
2 months ago

CDC preparing for 'possibility of increased risk to human health' from bird flu

In an alert on Friday, the CDC said it is preparing for the "possibility of increased risk to human health" from bird flu.
2 months ago
A line of Holstein dairy cows feed through a fence at a dairy farm in Idaho on March 11, 2009.
2 months ago

Clues from bird flu's ground zero on dairy farms in the Texas panhandle

Dairy farmers and veterinarians in northern Texas noticed illness among cattle and the government pushed farms and farmworkers for more information.
2 months ago
Genomic sequences from H5N1 viruses suggest the current bird flu epidemic started with a spillover from birds into cows in Texas, and then spread to other states within cattle. Routes and timing remain uncertain because of limited data.
2 months ago

2nd human case of bird flu confirmed in Michigan, health officials say

The second human case of bird flu associated with the current outbreak has been confirmed in Michigan, health officials said Wednesday.
2 months ago
A line of Holstein dairy cows feed through a fence at a dairy farm in Idaho on March 11, 2009.
2 months ago

No avian flu virus detected in sour cream, cottage cheese, powdered infant formula

The FDA, USDA and CDC shared the latest updates on avian flu testing in retail dairy products.
2 months ago
A woman shops in the dairy section of a supermarket in New York, Jan. 27, 2024.