Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Confirmed in Oklahoma Wild Birds

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – A wild duck in Payne County is the first wild bird in Oklahoma to be confirmed to be infected with the Eurasian H5 type of highly pathogenic avian influenza. “While Oklahoma has not seen HPAI in a backyard or commercial poultry flock this year, the finding of this single duck adds Oklahoma to a long list of states with confirmed cases of HPAI,” said Dr. Rod Hall, State Veterinarian for Oklahoma. “I encourage poultry owners of all kinds to continue to remain vigilant, practice good biosecurity and report sick or dying birds immediately.” Symptoms of HPAI…

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