Avian Flu Uncovered In A Popular Turkey Brand's Supply Chain

Before COVID-19 was identified in humans for the first time in 2019 (via WHO), the virus that caused it existed only in non-human animals,

according to WHO (via AP News). Bats and pangolins have been implicated (without confirmation),

with the key takeaway being that some pathogens found "only" in non-human animals are, in fact,

with the key takeaway being that some pathogens found "only" in non-human animals are, in fact,

capable of mutating such that they may be transmitted to humans. For infectious disease specialists, this notion of "zoonotic transmission"

According to a March 26 press release in which Jennie-O Turkey Store, together with its parent company,

Hormel, is working with the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, the Minnesota Board of Animal Health,

the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, and various poultry industry associations in efforts to help keep the spread of this avian flu contained to the fullest extent possible