Wild Fox in Minnesota Tests Positive for Avian Influenza
UNDATED -- The Minnesota D-N-R is reporting that a wild fox from Anoka County tested positive for highly pathogenic avian influenza.
This is the first confirmed case of the bird flu in a wild mammal in Minnesota.
The U of M veterinary lab alerted state wildlife officials and the National Veterinary Services Laboratory confirmed the positive test from a fox baby this week.
Two red fox kits in Ontario, Canada were the first wild mammals in North America to test positive last week.
D-N-R officials plan to add avian influenza to the screening process when foxes are exhibiting neurological symptoms.
This story is courtesy of the Minnesota News Network.