September 26, 2022
BISMARCK, N.D.–As North Dakota ducks gather for their annual migration south, the Game and Fish department says it’s seeing an increase in avian influenza cases. Charlie Bahnson is Wildlife Veterinarian for North Dakota Game and Fish.
Bahnson says the scientific community is not sure how many birds are infected with avian influenza versus how many are actually dying from the disease. He thinks it’s possible that a large number of ducks are infected with the virus, but they are not seeing many sick or dead ducks.
Bahnson askes the public to report sick or dead waterfowl to Game and Fish.