CDC Confirms Second Human Case of Bird Flu

Another dairy worker contracts H5N1, this time in Michigan.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed that a second person has been infected with a rare strain of bird flu. A Michigan dairy farm worker likely contracted it after being in contact with an infected cow. 

This case was similar to the first one recorded in Texas a month ago; the patient only reported mild eye symptoms and quickly recovered. Influenza experts are concerned that the virus could adapt quickly, since this strain of bird flu has spread among dairy cows.

The CDC reported that there is no evidence, at this time, of human-to-human transmission of bird flu, though nearly 40 people connected to the Michigan farm have been tested.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For CDC Director Amanda Cohen as she oversees the effort to prevent an outbreak of bird flu.
  • For U.S. health officials to be prudent in their attempts to test, track, and counter H5N1.

Sources: Reuters, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


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