Mother clucker .. CDC director says agency ‘is taking bird flu very seriously’ as epidemic fears grow

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has said they are taking the bird flu outbreak “very seriously” as fears grow of the virus jumping from cattle to humans.

This week, a farm worker in Texas became the second person in the US ever to become infected with strain H5N1 of the bird flu after catching it from an infected cow. It’s also the first time the virus has been detected in cattle.

CDC Director Mandy Cohen said that the agency is “monitoring the situation very closely” as dairy farms in Idaho, Kansas, Michigan, New Mexico, and Texas struggle with outbreaks.