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Bird Flu Concerns Rise with Second Case Reported in Texas.

BySamantha Nguyen

Apr 2, 2024
A case of H5N1 influenza infection detected in US dairy cows

Avian flu has been a concern for health officials in the United States, and a recent case of H5N1 bird flu in Texas has added to those concerns. A man from Texas was diagnosed with the virus after coming into close contact with infected dairy cows. This is the second confirmed case in the US, with the first case occurring in Colorado in 2022.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that while there are some concerning mutations of H5N1 influenza strains, preliminary analysis of the virus strain in this new infection did not show any such mutations. The CDC stated that the risk of an outbreak here is still considered low, but that they will continue to closely monitor the situation.

The patient is currently isolated and receiving treatment with antiviral drugs. Avian flu can be transmitted to humans, but only through close contact with infected animals. However, if this flu strain were to mutate and spread easily among humans, existing vaccines would be effective in preventing it. It’s important for individuals who have had contact with sick animals or birds to take necessary precautions to protect themselves from contracting this deadly disease.

By Samantha Nguyen

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