Avian influenza appears in New Mexico wildlife refuge
Duck at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge tests positive for highly pathogenic avian influenza
A cinnamon teal duck at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, near San Antonio, New Mexico, has tested positive for avian influenza, the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish reported. While the agency said the duck was infected with highly pathogenic avian influenza, it did not reveal the exact serotype of avian influenza.
The duck was the first confirmed case of avian influenza in New Mexico. With the new case, New Mexico becomes the 17th state to be affected by the virus.
The New Mexico agency stated that 196 birds were tested at the refuge, but only one tested positive for avian influenza. It is unknown whether the duck was migrating through the state, but the agency noted that most migratory birds have left the refuge for their northern nesting areas.
Other states with confirmed cases of avian influenza in 2015 include Washington, Oregon, California, Idaho, Nevada, Utah, Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas and Iowa. Avian influenza cases have also been reported in Mexico and in the Canadian provinces of British Columbia and Ontario.
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