Bird Flu in Hawaii
Wildlife experts in Hawaii started catching and testing birds for bird flu this week.
US Fish and Wildlife Service spokesman Ken Foote says the team expects to find some bird flu virus because there are many strains of it. The good news is that most bird flu viruses do not make wild birds or humans sick.
The bird flu that is serious to humands (H5N1) has been found in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa, but it has never reached North America. This type of bird flu has the potential to reach North America and could very likely be found in Hawaii first.