Bird flu identified in US livestock for first time

A young goat in Minnesota became the first case of bird flu detected in US livestock. The goat lived on a farm with infected poultry and likely contracted the virus through shared space and water sources. This raises concerns about the potential spread of bird flu to other animals on farms with multiple species.

While this is the first case in ruminants (cattle, sheep, goats), the good news is that mammals seem unlikely to spread the virus further. However, farms with mixed animals should consider stricter biosecurity measures as a precaution.

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