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Avian flu hits 2 turkey flocks in Stearns County, Minnesota

The presence of extremely pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) has been confirmed in two industrial meat turkey flocks in the identical Minnesota county.

In keeping with data from the US Division of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Well being Inspection Service (APHIS), a flock of 32,400 turkeys in Stearns County was affected on Might 29. Two days later, APHIS confirmed the presence of the virus in one other Stearns County flock, with this one involving 43,300 turkeys.

Minnesota has had 9 industrial poultry flocks affected by HPAI in 2024, together with six industrial meat turkey flocks. Additionally affected had been one industrial turkey breeder hen flock, one industrial egg layer flock and one breeder flock of an unspecified poultry species.

4 of these industrial meat turkey flocks and the industrial turkey breeder hen flock had been in Stearns County.

No state has had extra poultry flocks struck by HPAI throughout the 2022-24 outbreak than Minnesota. In 2022, the virus was detected in 81 industrial flocks, and in 2023, it was detected in 34 industrial flocks.

To study extra about HPAI circumstances in industrial poultry flocks in the US, Mexico and Canada, see an interactive map on WATTPoultry.com.   

View our persevering with protection of the international avian influenza state of affairs

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