First case of HPAI affecting livestock detected in a baby goat

High Path Avian Flu has resulted in the death of millions of birds across the United States but scientists have now confirmed the first case affecting livestock, discovered in Minnesota.

The state’s Board of Animal Health says the virus was detected in a baby goat. It was housed on a farm where High Path Avian Flu recently had been found in some poultry.

Health officials, as well as USDA, are investigating but they say there is likely no cause for concern. They say research has shown the virus does not usually spread from another animal once contracted by a mammal.

As a precaution, all other species have been placed under quarantine, including poultry.

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