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    Cases of bird flu have been detected in a Dallas County backyard flock
    Though the virus is highly contagious in birds, risk of its transmission to humans is low, health experts say
    By Marin Wolf
    5:43 PM on Sep 26, 2022 CDT

    A strain of avian influenza has been detected in a backyard flock of birds in Dallas County, although the virus poses little threat to public health, the Texas Animal Health Commission announced Monday.

    Samples were taken from the Dallas flock and tested at the Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory after the observation of sick birds and bird deaths. The case, which includes more than 200 birds, represents the second flock in Texas to test positive for the H5N1 strain of highly pathogenic avian influenza in 2022...