- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 13, 2015

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - State wildlife officials say they’ve detected a case of the bird flu in a duck that was hunted in Davis County.

The Utah Department of Agriculture and Food says test results show an American widgeon duck had the H5N8 strain of the flu. Other birds found near the Great Salt Lake in Davis County are also being tested. So far, none have been found with the flu.

Officials say there is no immediate health threat for people.

But, they are warning domestic bird owners to take steps to protect their animals since the flu strain can be transmitted from wild birds.

State wildlife officials are also warning hunters to wear gloves while handling birds and wash their hands thoroughly.

Cases of the bird flu have been detected in several other Western states.



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