Bird Flu Now Found In Wild Birds In WI

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources confirms finding “bird flu” in wild birds around the state.

State ag department officials report the Jefferson County commercial egg producer affected by highly pathogenic avian influenza has completed depopulating (on Wednesday Marsh 30), and there are no new commercial or backyard outbreaks.

Wild birds are suspected of carrying the virus to domestic poultry flocks in several states, and the DNR says it was found in several different bird species in Dane, Columbia, Grant, Milwaukee and Polk counties. Highly pathogenic avian influenza is usually fatal for birds but does not affect humans.