Avian Influenza found in Backyard Poultry Flock in Southeast Washington

January 3, 2015 10:01 AM

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Avian Influenza found in Backyard Poultry Flock in Southeast Washington

Avian influenza has been found in a backyard poultry flock in southeast Washington, but despite this the state officials state that there is no public health concern at the moment.

According to State Agriculture Department officials, the virus has not been found in commercial poultry in Washington or at another place in the United States. Officials said that the virus does not poses any apparent threat to humans but there is a possibility that highly pathogenic strains can be ...

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