H5N2 hits two more Minnesota turkey farms

April 6, 2015 11:05 PM

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H5N2 hits two more Minnesota turkey farms

The highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N2 virus has struck two more turkey farms in central Minnesota, the sixth and seventh ones in the state to be hit in a little more than a month, federal and state officials announced today.

One outbreak occurred in Stearns County—which already had two previous outbreaks—at a farm that lies within the control area that was set up around one of the earlier ones, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) said in a statement. The second outbreak is in Kandiyohi County, which borders Stearns ...

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