Three fox kits died from the avian flu in Michigan, officials announced Thursday, as the virus that has plagued bird flocks worldwide in recent months continues to be found in wild animals.
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reports that three kits died from highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) between April 1 and April 14 in the eastern portion of the state, with one being detected in Macomb county – near Detroit.
Another infected fox was detected and Macomb as well – confirmed to be a sibling of the one that died – survived but developed blindness, and will be unable to return to the wild.
This report comes a day after Minnesota officials announced a fox kit in their state had died of the virus as well, the first such incident in a U.S. wild animal.
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