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Bird flu outbreak reaches Wyoming

Strain not believed to be a high risk to the public

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) warned on Wednesday that the presence of bird flu has been confirmed in Wyoming. The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) have found the highly contagious virus in non-commercial, mixed-species backyard flocks in Johnson, Fremont and Park Counties.

The samples were tested at the Wyoming State Veterinary Laboratory, part of the National Animal Health Laboratory Network, and then confirmed at APHIS laboratories in Iowa.

Bird flu has now been detected in wild birds in 14 states – not including Wyoming – and commercial and backyard p...

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