You've heard it in the headlines, avian flu. Today experts gathered at Michigan State's Diagnostic Center for Population and Animal Health on the MSU campus to share what is being done in preparation.
They say Michigan is much more prepared than other states. The DNR has programs to monitor wild birds. The Department of Agriculture has programs to monitor domestic birds and educate farmers. Plus Michigan has the MSU Diagnostic Center for Population and Animal Health. It is one of the largest such facilities in the world, and will be the center to diagnose the bird flu should it arrive in Michigan.
Health experts want to remind the public that the bird flu isn't easily transmitted to humans yet. However you can help watch for it. If you find a group of dead birds report them to the state at michigan.gov/avianinfluenza, or click on our as seen on link.