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    Pelican In Jackson County The Latest Wild Bird To Test Positive For Avian Flu
    By Logan Smith
    May 14, 2022 at 3:27 pm

    (CBS4) — Pathologists with Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) confirmed Friday the most recent positive test for highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) among the state’s wild bird population has come from a pelican found May 4 in Jackson County.

    In a press release Friday, CPW stated the pelican was euthanized and tested after it exhibited HPAI symptoms.

    Since March 24, when the first confirmed HPAI case was found in wild geese in northeastern Colorado, the disease has been confirmed in several species of wild birds in Routt, Jackson and Grand counties in Colorado.

    The state’s first case of the disease in flock of domestic birds was discovered last month in Pitkin County...

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      Bird flu found in owls in Mesa County
      By Joshua Vorse
      Published: May. 24, 2022 at 6:04 PM EDT|Updated: 23 minutes ago

      GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KJCT) - Avian Influenza, commonly known as bird flu was found in wild great horned owls in Mesa County on May 19, according to a press release from the health department.

      Until this case, bird flu had only been found in Montrose, La Plata and Pitkin counties. The health department says the risk to humans is low, but anyone who comes into contact with wild or domestic birds should be extra careful...


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          Snow geese may have bird flu in Morgan County
          CPW reports one presumptive positive test result has been received
          By Brian Porter | The Fort Morgan Times, Sterling Journal-Advocate
          PUBLISHED: November 23, 2022 at 4:41 p.m. | UPDATED: November 23, 2022 at 4:47 p.m.

          Several snow geese in Morgan County may have been infected with highly pathogenic avian influenza, according to reports received by Colorado Parks & Wildlife officers.

          As a result of an investigation into the reports and through testing with the CPW’s Wildlife Health Lab in Fort Collins, a presumptive positive test result has been received, the CPW reported in a press release.

          The affected birds are believed to be located in or near the towns of Brush and Fort Morgan...