Illinois unable to duck bird-flu, thankfully ‘low-risk’

by Medindia Content Team on  October 18, 2006 at 12:28 PM Bird Flu News   - G J E 4
Illinois unable to duck bird-flu, thankfully ‘low-risk’
Following a second run of the tests conducted on ducks in central Illinois, reports have confirmed the presence of a low-pathogenic form of avian influenza. The U.S. Agriculture Department has communicated the presence of a low-pathogenic H6N2 virus in five of the 11 samples collected from wild Green-winged Teals in Fulton County, Illinois.

The low-pathogenic avian influenza virus is pretty common among birds, and might not cause them to be really sick. The year has found low-pathogenic bird flu in Unites States including Michigan, Montana, Pennsylvania and Maryland.

Source: Medindia

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