Six birds test positive for avian flu in Orange County
The Orange County Register reports six birds were tested positive in an environmental and bird flu lab at U.S. Army Garrison-Coronado and at the USDA laboratory in Raleigh. The birds were from North County and are from the same location as a previously infected crow.
Four of the six tested positive for avian influenza. The birds were treated and are being kept in isolation at the U.S. Army Garrison-Coronado.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture Laboratory in Raleigh said it has identified three additional birds that tested positive. Three of the six tested positive for avian influenza.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has not released the exact location of the infected birds.
The USDA said the six birds were found at two locations in the Coronado military reservation.
The USDA said the birds are not from the same species, and all are confined to the same residence for quarantine as part of an outbreak investigation.
The USDA said they have no information about whether these birds were infected with the avian flu virus.
The six birds are being kept in isolation in a cage with other birds. All are quarantined at the USAG-Coronado.
All six have been tested and are being treated for avian influenza and will be sent to the USDA Lab in Raleigh.
They will be tested again later today for a second time.
The USDA said the Coronado military reservation is home to 2,800 troops and their families, and is classified as an internal reservation.
The Army Garrison is home to around 7,000 military troops and their family members, military dependents and civilians, including about 250,000 people living on site in the Coronado military reservation.
The Agriculture Department said the birds are being kept in isolation at Coronado and are quarantined to prevent the spread of disease.
The Department of Agriculture said it’s working with the Coron