Bird Flu detected in Wexford County
The highly contagious bird flu has been detected in yet another county in Michigan.
Avian influenza was first detected in Michigan this year in late February. It has since spread to multiple counties. Just yesterday, the virus was confirmed in 35 birds in a non-commercial flock in Saginaw County. Today, it was found in 60 birds in Wexford County.
“And we’re also not anticipating any disruptions in the supply chain for our state or food chain, anything like that, so this is really about protecting those backyard birds that many people have across our state.” said Chelsea Lewis, the Deputy Public Information Officer at the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development. She says the focus now is on protecting non-commercial backyard flocks.
Lewis says the state is prepared for the situation. Now up to the bird owners to step up to protect their flock and stop the spread.