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A highly pathogenic strain of avian influenza (H5N2) has been identified in commercial poultry flocks in Northwest Iowa and other Midwestern states. The term "highly pathogenic" does not indicate that the virus is a serious problem for humans, the term is used to describe the effects that the virus has on poultry that have been infected. The virus is spread by waterfowl, gulls, and shorebirds as they migrate through Iowa.
This strain has not caused human illness and is not transmitted via food; thus, the risk to the public health is very low. Workers who have had direct contact with infected birds do have a low level of risk for infection and health officials are monitoring these individuals for signs of infection. Person to person transmission of this virus is not expected at this time. It should be noted that this strain of virus is different from a similar virus in Asia that has caused a small amount of human infections.
Bike to Work Week is May 11-15
Sioux City Metro Bike to Work Day Event
- Ride your bike to work once during Bike to Work Week and you will be entered to win a new bike donated by Siouxland Cyclists, and SCHEELS gift cards donated by the Blue Zones Project®. To register, have your employer email
- Bicyclists in the Sioux City Metro Area are invited to ride their bike to Albrecht’s Bicycle Shop on Friday, May 15 from 7-9 AM for a free continental breakfast.
- Participants are encouraged to share their experience and photos on social media using the hashtag #SCBike2Work
- Participants can map their route to work by visiting bikemap.net or by scanning the QR codes below
Thank you to: Siouxland Cyclists, Albrecht’s, City of Sioux City, Sioux City Blue Zones Project®, Siouxland District Health Department, Fareway, Sweetwater Café, SCHEELS and SIMPCO for contributing and planning this event.
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