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AVIAN FLU

There are 70 sites of confirmed avian flu infection in Minnesota as of Tuesday, May 10. The inventory of flocks diagnosed with H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza is approaching 2.9 million, according to the Minnesota Board of Animal Health.
The inventory of flocks in Minnesota diagnosed with H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza is now at 2.1 million, according to the Minnesota Board of Animal Health. Six additional infection sites were announced Wednesday, April 20, bringing the total infected sites in the state to 46.
Two more commercial turkey flocks — in Blue Earth and Meeker counties — were added to the growing list of confirmed avian flu sites in Minnesota as of Friday's noon update, bringing the statewide total to 40 sites and 1,939,067 birds affected.
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Hundreds of geese, ducks and eagles have perished already as migration moves north.
In North Dakota, avian flu has been found in a Cass County backyard flock, two commercial turkey/chicken flocks in LaMoure County, a commercial turkey flock and backyard chicken flock in Dickey County, and a backyard flock in Kidder County.
The inventory of flocks in Minnesota diagnosed with H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza is 1,017,568 as of Wednesday, according to the Minnesota Board of Animal Health. Six additional infection sites were announced Wednesday after being diagnosed April 5.
Morrison and Kandiyohi counties report additional sites Tuesday.
Kandiyohi County now has three commercial turkey flocks confirmed infected with avian flu. According to the Board of Animal Health's daily update posted online Monday, six more sites in Minnesota are listed as infected with H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza, bringing the total to 13 sites, though one of those is not yet a confirmed diagnosis.
Supporters say vaccines could help keep poultry alive, prevent financial losses and control food costs, though shots would be too late to stop the current outbreak that has wiped out 22 million chickens and turkeys in commercial flocks since February.

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Two new avian flu infections reported Friday by the Minnesota Board of Animal Health bring Minnesota to seven total sites. Flocks in Stearns and Morrison counties were confirmed infected Thursday.
It is the first case of highly pathogenic avian influenza in North Dakota since 2015.
The latest report of highly pathogenic avian influenza infection in Minnesota is a flock in Stearns County, a 24,000-bird commercial turkey operation.

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