Cases of bird flu on the rise in Mississippi

State wildlife officials are warning Mississippi hunters to be aware of an outbreak of bird flu.

The State Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks has received many reports over the past week of cases found in both domestic poultry and wild birds.

Most cases have been found in snow and Ross’s geese, but other species have been impacted.

Wildlife officials say the risk to humans is low, but recommend hand washing and wearing disposable gloves while handling any birds.

Hunters are also asked to lookout for sick and dead birds in the wild.

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