Today in the USA
B ird flu’s back and Chinese duty too
AI in Alaska
T he US Department of Agriculture animal and plant inspection service has discovered the presence of the highly pathogenic H5N2 avian
influenza strain in a wild duck in Alaska. The duck was found on a former dairy farm, and was one of 188 birds tested as part of the USDA’S national screening programme.
This discovery is particularly concerning given the assumption that wild birds