Utah layer farm reports avian influenza outbreak

The outbreak involved 1.4 million table egg layers
calendar icon 27 April 2022
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According to the USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), a Utah-based commercial egg layer farm tested positive for highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI). The outbreak involved 1.4 million layers.

Two further outbreaks were reported for 25 April, one in a commercial turkey flock in Minnesota and another in a backyard flock in Michigan.

To date, birds in 239 flocks have been tested and confirmed for HPAI. Of those, 157 are commercial flocks. A total of 29 states have been affected, and 33.07 million birds have been impacted.

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