Bird flu prompts emergency declaration in Colorado


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On Thursday, Colorado Governor Jared Polis issued an executive order declaring a state of emergency over Highly Infectious Avian Influenza (HPAI) in Colorado, enabling state agencies to coordinate in order to mitigate the spread of the disease and respond, manage consequences and recovery efforts.

HPAI was first detected in wild birds in Colorado on March 24, 2022. The disease was detected in domestic birds on April 8, 2022. As of September 21, 2022, HPAI has been confirmed in 17 counties of Colorado, with cases of In the wild, domestic and commercial flocks.

Read the executive order over here

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