April 24, 2015 | USDA

USDA Confirms More Highly Pathogenic Avian Flu in 13 Minnesota Flocks

Still no human infections with the virus have been found

The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has confirmed the presence of highly pathogenic H5N2 avian influenza (HPAI) in additional 13 flocks in Minnesota. No human infections with the virus have been detected at this time.  CDC considers the risk to people from these HPAI H5 infections in wild birds, backyard flocks and commercial poultry, to be low. 


Click here for a list of counties and states where the USDA’s National Veterinary Services Laboratories has confirmed HPAI H5N2.

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