Suspected Avian Influenza outbreak


February 2, 2023

WALLA WALLA–Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) biologists recently responded to reports of sick or dead waterfowl in our region. Samples are being sent to the National Veterinary Services Laboratories (NVSL) for confirmation, with H5N1 strain Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenzas (HPAI) suspected.

HPAI is a highly contagious infection caused by a type of Influenza A virus and is o...

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