Avian Flu
  • Could Avian Influenza Be The Next Covid-19?

    May 06, 2024 by
    In early April, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) notified the public that an individual in Texas had tested positive for highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), or bird flu. This person experienced conjunctivitis — or redness of the eyes — as their only symptom after being exposed to dairy cattle that were presumed to be infected with HPAI. This was the second documented human case of avian influenza in the United States since 2022, and has escalated concerns for a large outbreak — or potentially a pandemic — in the human population.