More U.S. poultry flocks infected with bird flu: Agriculture Department

April 15, 2015 12:29 AM

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CHICAGO (Reuters) - The number of U.S. poultry flocks infected with a deadly strain of bird flu rose on Tuesday as Iowa identified its first case and Minnesota confirmed eight more cases, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Iowa became the 12th state this year to find poultry infected with the H5N2 flu, which can kill nearly an entire flock within 48 hours.

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