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Bird Flu found in Todd County

by Kat Wiirre

Recently there has been a bit of chirping going on about a type of “Bird Flu” scientifically named Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI).

According to the Minnesota Board of Animal Health website, the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) along with the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service confirmed the presence of HPAI in wild waterfowl in January 2022. It was then found in a commercial turkey flock in Dubois County, Indiana. Since then it has been confirmed in multiple states and flock types.

The first cases in Minnesota were confirmed on March 25.

The first outbreak occurred at a turkey farm in Meeker County. . .



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