Senator Marshall Releases Statement on HPAI Detected on Kansas Dairy Farms

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Roger Marshall, M.D. released the following statement on the news that highly pathogenic avian influenza has been found on two dairy farms in Kansas: 

“My office has been in close contact with USDA, industry stakeholders, and the Kansas Department of Agriculture about confirmed cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza in dairy cattle at two farms in Kansas. I want to relay that from the information we have received there is not a human health concern. Our dairymen work closely with veterinarians to monitor the health of their livestock and to ensure any sick cows are cared for and are not being milked for human consumption. All milk for sale at local grocery stores has also been pasteurized, which is effective against influenza. My office will continue to monitor this issue closely.”