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H5N2 Virus Confirmed in Kansas Avian Influenza Outbreak

16 March 2015

KANSAS, US - Kansas Department of Agriculture has been confirmation about last week's case of highly pathogenic avian influenza of the H5N2 subtype.

The Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA) was notified late on 13 March that samples collected from a backyard poultry flock containing both chickens and ducks in Leavenworth County was positive for HPAI H5N2. The flock was depopulated on 14 March by USDA officials.

KDA is establishing an incident command post in Leavenworth County, and as a part of the disease control and eradication protocol, a control zone has been established around the premise. KDA employees have begun survey work within the control zone to determine locations of backyard poultry flocks.

KDA is seeking assistance from backyard poultry owners in Leavenworth County. If you currently own poultry, the agency is requesting you self-report your backyard flock. This will assist animal health officials in helping to monitor the situation and control the spread of this disease.

Please email information about the location and type of backyard flock in Leavenworth County to HPAI@KDA.KS.GOV. You may also contact the KDA Division of Animal Health toll free at (844) 255-7794.

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