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Bird flu outbreak now largest on record

As bird flu continues to decimate poultry flocks across the nation, the Wyoming Game & Fish Department is advising waterfowl hunters to take precautions this season to minimize your risk of contracting this disease.

Large waterfowl die-offs have been observed recently due to highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), otherwise known as bird flu, in the Cheyenne and Wheatland areas. Though it’s extremely rare for this zoonotic disease to infect humans, it is possible.

If you have been exposed to birds that may be infected with HPAI, monitor for illness for ten days, according to Wyoming Dep...

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