Creature Comforts | Bird Flu
Bird flu, also known as avian influenza, is a highly contagious viral disease that primarily affects birds. In January 2022, Mississippi reported its first case of bird flu in a commercial poultry flock and has had several other reported cases as recent as February of this year. Joining us today is Dr. Jim Watson from the Mississippi Board of Animal Health and the State Veterinarian to talk about this hot topic and how state residents can help stop the spread of bird flu.
As always, Dr. Troy Majure, DVM, with the Animal Medical Center and Libby Hartfield, Retired Director of the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, is here if you have any concerns about your furry friends or general wildlife experiences. Email the show: firstname.lastname@example.org.