Two more bird flu reports bring Minnesota to 60 infection sites – InForum
WILLMAR, Minn. — Another backyard poultry producer is among the latest sites infected with bird flu, according to Tuesday’s report from the state Board of Animal Health.
A confirmed diagnosis was received Saturday, April 23 from a Rice County producer of 60 unspecified birds.
Stearns County now has its eighth site with a diagnosis confirmed Monday, April 25, at a commercial meat turkey operation of 14,590 birds.
The Animal Health Council’s tally of confirmed diagnoses of highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza now stands at 2,717,892 across 60 sites.
The Board of Animal Health’s webpage dedicated to the state’s avian flu response – which can be found at bah.state.mn.us/hpai – is updated at noon each weekday with information known at sites of infection in poultry. Data from previous days may also be updated by quality control personnel if more accurate information is collected later.
According to this page, commercial turkey meat operations remain the vast majority of sites. There are now five sites in the backyard grower category; three commercial turkey breeder sites, all located in Kandiyohi County; and two chicken flocks in Morrison County, a broiler and a layer flock.