Avian flu risk in Connecticut is low, officials say

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends avoiding exposure to sick or dead animals, mainly birds and domesticated animals like cattle.

News 12 Staff

Apr 3, 2024, 12:06 PM

Updated 16 days ago

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State officials from the Department of Public Health say the risk of Avian influenza in Connecticut is very low.
This comes after a case of the highly contagious virus was reported in Texas over the weekend. Officials say it’s because that person was exposed to an infected dairy cow.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends avoiding exposure to sick or dead animals, mainly birds and domesticated animals like cattle. The agency also adds that people should avoid eating undercooked foods and dairy products made from raw milk.
Officials say the milk supply won't be affected as the pasteurization process kills pathogens.


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