White House says Biden briefed on bird flu, risk to humans ‘low’

President Joe Biden has been briefed on bird flu, the White House confirmed on Wednesday, stressing that the health risk to the public is low and that several government agencies are looking into the situation.

“One of the most important things for this administration is the health and safety of the American public,” press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said. “We take that very seriously. That’s how we are going to operate, that is the No. 1 thing here.”

The Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other agencies are investigating, she added, citing the agency’s determination that “the risk to human health from this outbreak is low.”

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