HPAI has been detected in cattle in two states

Health officials say there is no threat to humans because of the pasteurization process.

High Path Avian Flu has been detected in cattle in two states.

USDA confirms two dairy cattle herds in Texas and Kansas have been hit by the virus. The illness was a mystery at first, leaving producers and health officials baffled by the symptoms. Producers had noticed a decrease in rumen activity and a change in milk consistency. Some had to be culled but others returned to normal.

Health officials say there is no threat to humans because of the pasteurization process.

Senator Roger Marshall from Kansas released a statement:

“Our dairymen work closely with veterinarians to monitor the health of their livestock and to ensure any sick cows are cared for and are not being milked for human consumption. All milk for sale at local grocery stores has also been pasteurized, which is effective against influenza. My office will continue to monitor this issue closely.”

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