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AVIAN FLU

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Highly pathogenic avian influenza has been found in 71 Minnesota poultry farms, affecting almost 3 million birds.

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There are 66 sites of confirmed avian flu infection in Minnesota as of Tuesday, May 3. The inventory of flocks diagnosed with H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza is about 2.73 million, according to the Minnesota Board of Animal Health.
Two additional avian flu infection sites were added to Minnesota's list as of Tuesday, April 26, bringing the total infected sites in the state to 60. The inventory of flocks diagnosed with H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza is about 2.72 million, according to the Minnesota Board of Animal Health.
The inventory of flocks in Minnesota diagnosed with H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza is now at 2.7 million, according to the Minnesota Board of Animal Health. Four additional infection sites were added to the list as of Monday, April 25, bringing the total infected sites in the state to 58.
As of April 20, the Minnesota Board of Animal Health has reported that 50 commercial and backyard producer sites across Minnesota have been infected with H5N1 HPAI since the first cases in the state were detected on March 25.
The inventory of flocks in Minnesota diagnosed with H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza is now at nearly 2.5 million, according to the Minnesota Board of Animal Health. Four additional infection sites were added to the list as of Friday, April 22, bringing the total infected sites in the state to 54.
The inventory of flocks in Minnesota diagnosed with H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza is now at nearly 2.3 million, according to the Minnesota Board of Animal Health. Four additional infection sites were added to the list as of Thursday, April 21, bringing the total infected sites in the state to 50.

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The inventory of flocks in Minnesota diagnosed with H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza is now at 2.1 million, according to the Minnesota Board of Animal Health. Six additional infection sites were announced Wednesday, April 20, bringing the total infected sites in the state to 46.
U.S. Sen. Tina Smith on Wednesday, April 20, met with state agriculture group leaders to talk about provisions that should be included in the next federal Farm Bill.
State and federal lawmakers, as well as the state's agriculture commissioner and director of the state Board of Animal Health, came to Kandiyohi County on Tuesday to speak to area poultry producers and industry officials about how the avian flu has impacted them. Discussion was also had on how the state has been responding to the latest outbreak.

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