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United States: The USDA confirmed that the Bovine Influenza Virus is transmitted from cow to cow

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Published Apr 24, 2024

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The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investigating the spread of Bovine Influenza A Virus (BIAV) or 'bird flu' among dairy cattle in the US, with cow-to-cow transmission being the primary factor. The virus, originating from wild migratory birds, has been confirmed in dairy cattle across eight states and in a worker in Texas. Despite the ongoing investigation, quarantines are not imposed on livestock moving from infected establishments. The USDA is also looking into the possible spread of the virus from dairy cattle to nearby poultry facilities. The virus is mainly spread through contact with unpasteurized milk and affects mostly older cows, but younger cattle have also been impacted.
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The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) reported that cow-to-cow transmission is considered to be a predominant factor in the spread of the Bovine Influenza A Virus (BIAV) or “bird flu” that affects, for now, the dairy cattle. However, the agency warned that it is still not known exactly how the virus is spreading. Farmers and veterinarians await more studies to confirm how the disease is transmitted to better control its spread. It is worth mentioning that, in recent weeks, dairy cattle in eight US states have tested positive, along with a worker in Texas. from cow to cow Although wild migratory birds are believed to be the original source of the virus, the USDA commented that cow-to-cow transmission is playing a leading role in the spread of the disease. In this sense, the agency's investigation into cow infections "includes some cases in which the spread of the virus was associated with cattle movements," they reported. Also, “there is evidence that the virus spread ...
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