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5 Confirmed Cases of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in MN

(Learfield News/Willmar, MN) — There’s another major outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza in Minnesota.

The state Board of Animal Health’s Doctor Shauna Voss says within the last week we’ve had a total of five confirmed cases of HPAI in our poultry populations.

She says that includes commercial turkey farms and an egg layer facility in Meeker County that had more than one-point-three million birds.

Voss says this is an ongoing bird flu outbreak that actually started in the spring of 2022.

She says they are working with producers to make sure they are implementing mitigation measures to help protect their farms.