Over 58 million birds have died directly from bird flu or had to be killed because of exposure to infected birds. Those numbers are what have some experts worried.
An outbreak of avian flu is forcing farmers to cull their flocks and leading to concerns about even higher food prices.
Avian influenza has been confirmed in three baby red foxes in separate southeastern Michigan counties.
Three red fox kits died from the very contagious bird flu (HPAI). This is the first time a wild mammal in Michigan has been confirmed to have avian influenza (HPAI).
Bird flu has been detected in a commercial poultry facility in Muskegon County.
Michigan has ordered all bird exhibitions to pause as more cases of the bird flu are being confirmed in the state.
Cases of bird flu have now been detected in five Michigan counties, including Macomb, Washtenaw, and Livingston.
HPAI continues to spread within Washtenaw County bird populations and around Michigan.
With confirmed bird flu cases growing in Michigan, officials are suggesting residents limit their backyard bird feeders this year to reduce contact with wild birds.
Washtenaw County officials released information that avian influenza (HPAI) has been found in wild birds.
A highly contagious bird flu (avian influenza) has been identified in Michigan’s wild bird population, according to the Department of Natural Resources.
A majority of birds on exhibit at the Detroit Zoo are being moved indoors as a precaution against the bird flu which federal and state officials have confirmed to be in Michigan.