April 29, 2015

More avian influenza in Iowa, Canada, Minnesota to seek more help

Officials in Iowa and Ontario, Canada, reported additional outbreaks of a form of avian influenza over the weekend as Minnesota officials prepared to extend a state of emergency over their outbreaks among turkeys.  Iowa’s Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship said preliminary results indicate that a 34,000-bird commercial turkey flock in Sac County has been infected with a strain of the H5 strain of bird flu, the third such outbreak in Iowa so far.  Read More

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