Bird Flu Virus Found in Rhode Island Duck

By: CBS
By: CBS
Health officials are working to control a strain of the Bird Flu found in a duck killed last month in Rhode Island.  Farmers and hunters are being asked for their help.

File footage of Mallard Duck

Federal health officials are asking farmers and hunters in Rhode Island to help control a bird flu virus.

A bird flu virus has been confirmed in a Mallard duck that was killed in Johnston last month.

The virus is of a different strain than the one that infected people in Asia and Europe and has no known risk to humans.

Officials are concerned the strain could be transmitted to other birds including poultry and they are asking hunters and farmers to have all their waterfowl tested.


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