Tag: Pigs

Bird Flu Is Infecting More Mammals. What Does That Mean for Us?

H5N1, an avian flu virus, has killed tens of thousands of marine mammals, and infiltrated American livestock for the first time. Scientists are working quickly to assess how it is evolving and how much of a risk it poses to humans.

Scientists Fault Federal Response to Bird Flu Outbreaks on Dairy Farms

Testing for H5N1 infection has been limited, and the outbreak was thought to be confined. But asymptomatic cows in North Carolina may have changed all that.