Be Careful around Sick Animals
May 3, 2023
Health Officials Urge Caution Around Sick Animals
Highly pathogenic avian influenza continues to sicken wild birds and poultry
State health officials are asking the public to be cautious and take steps to prevent exposure to highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) this spring by avoiding contact with sick or deceased poultry or wild birds.
“Despite detecting HPAI in birds and mammals, the risk to human health is currently low," said Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) influenza epidemiologist Devon Cozart. "However, in order to keep it that way, we are encouraging peo...