Maryland Department of Agriculture Takes Preventative Steps as Bird Flu Spreads

The H5N1 bird flu isn’t new to the United States, but the disease is causing large outbreaks this year and it is spreading to some mammals, which is concerning health officials.

The Maryland Department of Agriculture is taking steps to protect the state’s food supply and residents as the disease continues to spread.

“Maryland specifically put a hold order on movement from dairy cattle from states that have confirmed outbreaks in dairy cattle,” said Jessica Hackett, the director of communications for MDA.