Avian Flu: Multiple Cases Confirmed In Several Southern Nevada Parks
This week, many regional agencies released health advisories following the confirmation of instances of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) at several Southern Nevada parks.
Regular park visitor Roland Lewis stated, “It’s obviously a problem.”
Lewis is one of many people who responded to the news on Thursday. According to the Nevada Department of Wildlife, the disease was confirmed in two Canada geese that were found dead in Sunset Park. According to the Nevada Department of Wildlife, the disease was confirmed in two Canada geese that were found dead in Sunset Park. “It is a little bit concerning,” Las Vegan Adriane Beason added. “Since my dog does try to get them.”
The Nevada Department of Wildlife and Clark County issued warnings and put up notices throughout neighborhood parks asking people not to approach or feed ducks.
“It’s going to cause me to take a little extra precaution,” Lewis added. “When I’m out here in the future,” added Lewis
Although HPAI is harmful and even fatal to birds, how concerned should humans be about catching it?
According to Will Rucker, director of health promotion at the American Lung Association, “people shouldn’t be worried about catching the avian flu.”
While the sickness can spread to humans, according to Rucker, it primarily poses a risk to those who come into intimate contact with sick animals.
“Unless you’re personally working with poultry on a far”, Rucker continued. “There is extremely little chance of getting avian flu.”
Nevertheless, he advised taking extra precautions to safeguard yourself and your family while in environments where birds are present.
Lewis said, “Bring about a little attention.” “So people can use common sense.”
According to specialists, it is crucial to keep your pets away from wild birds in parks because both dogs and humans have the potential to have HPAI.