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LA Times Today: Are pet dogs and cats the weak link in bird flu surveillance?

LA Times Today: Are pet dogs and cats the weak link in bird flu surveillance?

Watch L.A. Times Today at 7 p.m. on Spectrum News 1 on Channel 1 or live stream on the Spectrum News App. Palos Verdes Peninsula and Orange County viewers can watch on Cox Systems on channel 99.

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A strain of highly pathogenic avian flu virus known as H5N1 has spread in dairy cows in at least ten states.

In recent weeks, at least three human infections have been confirmed in dairy workers who had contact with the cows. All three developed symptoms of eye infections known as conjunctivitis – with the latest out of Michigan.

L.A. Times investigative reporter Susanne Rust wrote about why our pets are also at risk of contracting bird flu.

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