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  • Massachusetts: 2024 Avian flu in wild birds

    Source: https://www.bostonherald.com/2024/02...ian-influenza/

    February 6, 2024 at 7:08 pm
    Local News
    Canada geese are reportedly dropping dead in Massachusetts, birds testing positive for avian influenza
    By Rick Sobey Boston Herald
    PUBLISHED: February 6, 2024 at 6:58 p.m. | UPDATED: February 6, 2024 at 7:00 p.m.

    Canada geese are reportedly dropping dead in parts of the Bay State, as the bird flu virus spreads around the region.

    MassWildlife over the past few days has gotten reports of dead and dying Canada geese in Essex County and the surrounding coastal areas.

    These wild birds showed symptoms that are in line with Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza. Several samples have been collected for bird flu testing, and results are pending.

    This comes as Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza has been detected in Essex County, according to the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources’ Division of Animal Health...​

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    Source: https://www.nbcboston.com/news/local...cials/3309370/

    Avian flu suspected after birds found dead on Nahant beach, officials say
    The birds are suspected of having avian bird flu, the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife said in a statement to Boston.com.
    By Julia Yohe • Published March 19, 2024 • Updated on March 19, 2024 at 6:30 pm​

    Several birds were found dead on Short Beach in Nahant, Massachusetts, earlier this month, officials said in a public health announcement.

    The birds are suspected of having Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza, the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife said in a statement to Boston.com. About 20 birds were sent to Tufts for preliminary testing, the statement said. Though preliminary results were consistent with HPAI-infected birds, samples have been sent to the National Veterinary Services Lab for confirmation.

    State officials are investigating the incident and will share more information as it becomes available, the public health announcement, posted on March 7, said.​..

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      Dead Birds Test Positive For Avian Flu In Nahant

      Apr 16, 2024
      NAHANT, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Nahant officials say two dead birds found on Short Beach tested positive for a form of avian influenza.

      The Division of Fisheries and Wildlife conducted preliminary tests on the birds last month.

      After the test results came back as “non-negative,” the samples were forwarded to the National Veterinary Services Laboratory for positive confirmation.

      ...https://wbznewsradio.iheart.com/cont...flu-in-nahant/

      [Nahant is a town in Essex County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 3,334 at the 2020 census, which makes it the smallest municipality by population in Essex County. With just 1.0 square mile of land area, it is also the smallest municipality by area in the state.Wikipedia​]

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