Spokane County has verified its second case of avian flu in Washington.

By Our Correspondent

The second case of bird flu in Washington state has been confirmed, this time in a noncommercial flock in Spokane County.

A total of 75 geese, chickens, ducks, and guinea fowl were euthanized from the affected flock.

Turkeys stand in an Iowa barn in 2015.

A deceased goose reported by a private veterinarian exhibited strange behavior before death, including aberrant walking, tossing its head, not moving, and displaying a lack of fear of humans.

On Saturday, Washington State University’s Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory found H5N1 avian influenza virus in the flock, which was confirmed by the National Veterinary Services Laboratory.

This is Washington’s second case of the influenza this year, following a confirmation last week in Pacific County, again in a backyard flock. There are no alerts.

in the state’s commercial poultry

Officials claim there is no immediate threat to public health. Avian influenza has no effect on the safety of poultry meat or egg products.

Avian influenza can be spread from wild to domestic birds by direct contact, feces contamination, airborne transmission, environmental contamination, and common water supplies.