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Bird flu has arrived to San Diego County

The first case of chook flu has made its manner to San Diego County because the infectious illness spreads throughout the nation. 

The carcass of a deceased black swan that was found final week at Lake San Marcos has examined constructive for avian flu, in accordance to the San Diego Union Tribune

An unknown social gathering found the physique and submitted it to the California Animal Health and Food Safety Laboratory in San Bernardino, a spokesperson for the California Department of Food and Agriculture, advised native media retailers. After laboratory checks had been carried out, samples from the physique had been confirmed constructive for avian flu. 

The pattern shall be transferred to National Veterinary Services Laboratories overseen by the United States Department of Agriculture in Ames, Iowa, to decide the pressure of the virus. 

The United States is presently present process one of many worst chook flu outbreaks in years. As beforehand reported, 47.6 million birds have been affected this year, with the illness spreading to 42 states, in accordance to knowledge offered by the USDA. 

A black swan in San Diego, California.
A useless swan carcass examined constructive for chook flu, which sparked consciousness for the illness.
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More than 5 million birds within the U.S. have died from the illness between January to July of this year. Infections and deaths have led to export bans, turkey shortages, and decrease manufacturing of eggs whereas including to the growing meals costs. 

Avian influenza is a extremely contagious pathogen that may unfold from chook to chook, normally by bodily fluids, and impacts their neurological and respiratory methods. Wild birds have unfold the illness greater than regular this year due to migration. 

However, this can be very uncommon for a human to develop into contaminated by chook flu, in accordance to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  

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