First human case of bird flu in Texas detected after contact with infected dairy cattle

The person had contact with infected cattle, state health officials said. It’s the second recorded human case in the U.S.

A person in Texas became ill with bird flu after contact with infected dairy cattle, state officials reported Monday.

It’s the first human case of the highly pathogenic strain of avian influenza in Texas, and it’s the second recorded in the U.S., according to the health alert state officials issued.

“The risk to the general public is believed to be low; however, people with close contact with affected animals suspected of having avian influenza A(H5N1) have a higher risk of infection,” the alert said.

The patient’s primary symptom was conjunctivitis, or eye redness, according to the alert.

PutangInaMo,

When it was posted here last week that it was found in milk, first thing I was thinking wasn’t about contaminated milk…

It was that mammals were contracting the virus. Aaaand here it is, yet another jump to humans.

Letstakealook,
Jaderick,

This doesn’t help with my prejudice that Texas is a shithole

EpicMuch, (edited )

It’s been 4 years since the last pandemic [started], we’re due for another

AllonzeeLV,

Earth’s heating up due to insatiable human avarice, makes for an excellent petri dish.

Ashyr,

I’d argue it’s been a lot less than four years since the last one.

EpicMuch,

It’s been 4 years since the last pandemic [started], we’re due for another

agreed. edited. better now?

Ashyr,

Unfortunately, yes.

JoMomma,

Shiiiiit (thats Texan for uh-oh)

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