The avian flu has spread to several different mammals, including skunks. Four skunks were found dead in Larimer County, Colorado as the H5N1 bird flu continues to spread to multiple species.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) officials said four dead skunks in Larimer County recently tested positive for the highly pathogenic avian influenza, according to a report by 1310KFKA.
State Parks and Wildlife officials first confirmed the H5N1 strain of the bird flu among wild geese in northeast Colorado last March, agency spokesman Travis Duncan said in a release. Now they’ve confirmed three cases of the virus in mammals, which showed signs of neurologic symptoms, general weakness, and organ damage before their deaths. The first mammal known to contract the bird flu was a black bear in Huerfano County, which state wildlife officials euthanized after seeing it suffer from seizures, Duncan said. The animal’s remains had frozen in the wild and the “authorities” left it until it thawed enough to be taken to a health lab for testing, which confirmed traces of H5N1.
A skunk from Weld County tested positive for the virus in November, Duncan said. And in mid-January, a mountain lion was found dead in Gunnison County, Duncan said. The lion also tested positive for H5N1 and suffered liver damage and bronchointerstitial pneumonia.
“Similar to many local species, mountain lions move through our communities on a regular basis as they travel between seasonal ranges throughout the year,” Brandon Diamond, a Parks and Wildlife manager, said in the release. “It was only a matter of time before the first (bird flu) case was confirmed in Gunnison County based on known cases in adjacent counties.”
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention considers transmission to humans. pets, and wild mammals as low. However, the “scientists” responsible for crafting the COVID narrative are working hard on the bird flu one:
The ruling class has culled millions of birds making sure to devastate the food supply and destroy financially the small farms in the United States. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s own website now says that this bird flu in humans is “sporadic.”
Sporadic human cases of H5N1 reported with H5N1 viruses circulating in birds since 2021 have occurred following exposure to infected poultry.
Human infections with bird flu viruses can happen when virus gets into a person’s eyes, nose or mouth, or is inhaled. This can happen when virus is in the air (in droplets or possibly dust) and a person breathes it in, or possibly when a person touches something that has virus on it and then touches their mouth, eyes or nose. The spread of bird flu viruses from one infected person to a close contact is very rare, and when it has happened, it has not led to continued spread among people. –CDC.gov
With the banking system in free fall, and the public thoroughly distracted by their fiat currency going up in flames, the bird flu narrative could unfold. Unfortunately, we are going to have to watch everything because this year is not getting any easier.