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Avian flu discovered in Minnesota poultry flocks

Avian flu discovered in Minnesota poultry flocks
Avian flu discovered in Minnesota poultry flocks(MGN)
Published: Mar. 26, 2022 at 4:42 PM CDT|Updated: Mar. 26, 2022 at 7:42 PM CDT
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DULUTH, MN. (KBJR) - ST.PAUL, MN-- State officials announced two confirmed cases of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in Minnesota Saturday.

The cases were discovered in poultry flocks in Meeker and Mower counties.

The Meeker County cases were discovered in a commercial turkey flock.

In Mower County, the virus was found in a mixed group of birds in a backyard flock including chickens, ducks, and geese.

According to state officials, these are the first cases of this type of avian flu in Minnesota since 2015.

They’re urging poultry producers and backyard flock owners to be on alert and contact their veterinarian immediately if they see any changes in their flock.

Officials say the sites where the avian flu was discovered have been quarantined.

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