A Person Has Been Diagnosed With Bird Flu After Being in Contact With Infected Cows in Texas

ATLANTA (AP) — A person in Texas has been diagnosed with bird flu — an infection tied to the recent discovery of the virus in dairy cows. The only reported symptom was eye redness, and the patient is recovering. Texas health officials announced the case Monday. Federal health officials say it marks the first known instance globally of a person catching this version of bird flu from a mammal. Health officials say the person had been contact with cows presumed to be infected, and the risk to the public remains low. More than 460 people have died in the past two decades from bird flu infections.

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