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Human case reported as bird flu continues to spread

As the bird flu continues to spread across the United States, including in Wyoming, a single reported case in a person from Colorado has now been confirmed by the CDC.

The infected individual is reported to have had direct exposure to poultry and was involved in culling poultry with presumptive H5N1 bird flu.

The individual reported fatigue was their only symptom and has since recovered. They were isolated and treated with an antiviral drug.

“This case does not change the human risk assessment for the general public, which CDC considers to be low,” stated a CDC press release.