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Should hunters be concerned about avian influenza?

There are no documented cases of wild birds directly transmitting avian influenza to people, and there is no indication that waterfowl or other wild birds hunted in the United States carry highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1.


While experts believe the risk to hunters is low, scientists cannot guarantee that there is no risk. It is always wise to practice good hygiene when handling or cleaning any wild game.


Concerned hunters should take the precautions listed in the fact sheets below, participate in harvest surveys where they occur, and keep up with new information on HPAI H5N1.


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