Four More US Avian Flu Outbreaks Confirmed

US - Four more outbreaks of H5N2 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) have been confirmed by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA).
calendar icon 29 May 2015
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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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