2. Bird flu has industry on high alert
Avian influenza has quickly become a serious concern for the commercial poultry industry in the U.S., with more and more affected operations being identified each week. The HPAI virus can result from exposure to surfaces that have been contaminated by contact with manure or other secretions of infected birds. There also is some recent evidence that the virus may be able to attach itself to dust or debris and become airborne. This has led to a recommendation for wet cleaning of infected buildings and surfaces.
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