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Bird flu is back

 

September 29, 2022



After a lull during the summer months, bird flu is back and members of the public are asked to report any suspicious avian deaths to the Wyoming Game & Fish Department.

According to a statement from the department, positive results for highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) have been confirmed in a blue-winged teal, a great horned owl and two turkey vultures.

“With bird hunting seasons either ongoing or rapidly approaching, and as migrating birds start to head south, we are asking the public to keep an eye out for dead birds and be aware of the disease,” said Jessica Jennings-Gaines,...



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