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Bird Flu Confirmed at 4 More Minnesota Turkey Farms

Friday, 10 Apr 2015 01:21 PM

State and federal authorities have confirmed outbreaks of a deadly form of bird flu at four more turkey farms in Minnesota, raising the number of farms affected in the state to 13.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says the new cases are in Cottonwood, Lyon, Watonwan and Stearns counties.

The four farms with newly confirmed infections housed a combined total of 189,000 turkeys. The turkeys not killed by the virus will be euthanized to prevent the spread of the disease.

Once those birds have been euthanized, the 13 affected Minnesota farms will have lost a total 872,000 turkeys.

Officials continue to stress that the risk to public health is low, and that there's no danger to the food supply.

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State and federal authorities have confirmed outbreaks of a deadly form of bird flu at four more turkey farms in Minnesota, raising the number of farms affected in the state to 13.The U.S. Department of Agriculture says the new cases are in Cottonwood, Lyon, Watonwan and...
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