The Centers for Disease Control just released an alert warning doctors about the risk, spread, and treatment of Bird Flu in the United States. The risk is tied to the outbreak of Bird Flu in US poultry flocks.
Because of the Summer type weather, our risk analysis is that the immediate primary risk comes from direct contact with bird feces, dead birds, infected humans, and locations where bird flu may become aerosolized (such as County Fairs, Poultry Farms and Medical Facilities)
We do not expect wide spread fatal human to human spread within the next 4 months. But we do see an increased risk for disruptions to the national medical system.
Our risk mitigation posture includes:
(1) Using Hibiclens surgical scrub
(2) Avoiding contact with bird feces
(3) Maintaining vigilance for USDA wild bird culls as an early warning indicator