Texas Reports First Case Of Avian Flu In Human, Reportedly From Infected Dairy Cattle

Texas Reports First Case Of Avian Flu In Human, Reportedly From Infected Dairy Cattle


The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) reported the state’s first human case of “novel avian influenza A(H5N1).”

“The patient became ill following contact with dairy cows presumed to be infected with avian influenza. The patient’s primary symptom was conjunctivitis,” the Texas DSHS said in a health alert.

“This is the second case of avian influenza A(H5N1) identified in a person in the United States and is believed to be associated with the recent detections of avian influenza A(H5N1) in dairy cows announced by the Texas Animal Health Commission,” the alert continued.

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“A Texas dairy worker has tested positive for the avian flu, marking the first identified human case of an illness in the U.S. that has sickened cattle across several states over the

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