Four More US Avian Flu Outbreaks Confirmed

29 May 2015, at 12:00am

US - Four more outbreaks of H5N2 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) have been confirmed by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA).

The new outbreaks bring the total birds affected to 43,292,373, and the total number of detections reported since December 2014 to 191.

The latest outbreaks are:

  • Iowa, Adair county - 974,500 commercial chickens;
  • Minnesota, Brown county - 46,800 commercial turkeys;
  • Minnesota, Renville county - 95,300 commercial turkeys;
  • Iowa, Webster county - commercial chickens, number pending.

This brings the number of confirmed detections in Iowa to 63, affecting 28,118,900 birds.

Minnesota has reached 87 detections, affecting 7,912,660.

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