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Four More Bird Flu Outbreaks Take Minnesota Total to 67

30 April 2015

US - Four new confirmed outbreaks of H5N2 highly pathogenic avian influenza bring the total number in the state to 67 across 19 counties.

Minnesota Department of Public Safety Homeland Security and Emergency Management Division (HSEM) has activated the State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) to coordinate the state’s ongoing response to avian influenza. HSEM will coordinate resource needs with several state agencies including the Minnesota Board of Animal Health and the Minnesota Department of Agriculture.

Additional HPAI cases in Minnesota

The USDA today confirmed the presence of H5N2 HPAI in eight additional flocks. The following counties are affected:

  • Steele – 1st detection (turkeys, flock size pending)
  • Kandiyohi – 20th, 21st, 22nd and 23rd detections (turkeys, flock size pending)
  • Stearns – 11th (turkeys, flock size pending) and 12th detections (layer chickens, flock size pending)
  • Swift – 3rd detection (turkeys, flock size pending)

The Minnesota Board of Animal Health today announced three presumptive positive flocks. The following Minnesota counties are affected:

  • Kandiyohi – 24th and 25th detections (turkeys)
  • Meeker – 7th detection (72,400 turkeys)

These latest bring the total number of farms in the state affected to 67 across 19 counties.

The total number of birds affected in Minnesota is just over 3.46 million (not including pending flocks).

Further Reading

You can visit the Avian Flu page by clicking here.


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