Routine surveillance finds avian flu virus in Montana

USDA detects Eurasian lineage H5 avian flu in a wild mallard duck in Montana.

As part of a national routine surveillance program, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced Jan. 9 that it has detected the presence of Eurasian/North American reassortant H5N2 avian influenza in a wild mallard duck in Fergus County, Mont. No illness or mortalities in domestic poultry in the U.S. have been detected.

The sample, taken from a hunter-harvested bird, was tested at the Colorado State University Veterinary Di

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