Sen. Cassidy calls on Biden to do better at sharing H5N1 bird flu information

Senate HELP Committee ranking member Bill Cassidy (R-LA) is calling on the Biden administration to do a better job of communicating its findings on the recent outbreak of avian flu among cattle that has infected at least one human.

In a three-page letter sent to President Biden on Friday, Cassidy urges the administration to publish a list of research activities it’s carrying out to address the outbreak, including its timelines for generating research and disseminating the findings to the public.

As of Thursday, nine states have reported outbreaks among 36 herds of cattle, according to data from the CDC.

“The ongoing outbreak has serious implications for both animal and human health, and the presentation of this virus among dairy cattle has left state and local officials, researchers, impacted industries, and the general public with significant outstanding questions,” Cassidy wrote. “As president, it…
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