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NV: Bird flu in wild birds

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    Avian flu threatens flocks throughout Nevada
    By: Dana Gentry - October 31, 2022 2:32 pm

    Clark County officials have detected a highly contagious strain of avian flu in two dead geese at Sunset Park, and say birds at other watering holes throughout the valley are showing symptoms of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI), which is primarily found in waterfowl, but is a threat to backyard flocks of poultry and other birds.

    “Both domestic and wild geese at our Sunset Park have shown symptoms of the disease. Two Canadian geese found dead both tested positive,” says a Facebook post from Clark County.

    The county says the Nevada Department of Wildlife has confirmed HPAI is circulating in Southern Nevada, and likely throughout the rest of the state. It’s been confirmed in Spring Creek and Wildhorse, according to the Elko Daily News...