First Cases of Bird Flu in Michigan
Michigan has its first confirmed cases of bird flu.
State officials say three free-ranging Canada Geese goslings collected last week in Sterling Heights tested positive for highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N2. The bird flu is a virus that can infect both free-ranging and domestic poultry such as chickens, turkeys, quail, and geese.
Michigan is the 21st state to report a case of bird flu, and the 6th state to detect it in wild or free-ranging birds only.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention considers the risk to people from the viruses to be low and to date, no human infections have been detected in the United States.