Wild Geese Discovered Lifeless in Maine Take a look at Optimistic for Bird Flu
WINTHROP, Maine (AP) — Wildlife authorities in Maine stated six wild geese discovered useless in a stream in Winthrop have examined constructive for fowl flu.
The hooded mergansers had been discovered useless in Mill Stream and examined constructive for a extremely pathogenic avian influenza, the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife stated Friday.
The wildlife division stated the National Veterinary Services Laboratories in Iowa confirmed the pressure to be the type circulating in Maine. The division stated the pressure is extremely contagious and might unfold and mutate between wild and home flocks of birds.
The illness hardly ever infects people. It poses a menace to poultry operations, nevertheless. Bird flu has been detected in wild birds in addition to poultry in each state in New England.
The Maine wildlife division stated residents who elevate home birds ought to comprise and separate them from wild birds each time attainable. Residents also needs to be cautious about about getting fowl waste on clothes or boots, and will sanitize totally after encountering it, the division stated.
The hooded merganser is a small diving duck that’s standard with bird-watchers.
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