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Bird flu continues to spread in May

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Bird flu continues to spread in May

The USDA says the highly pathogenic bird flu has affected 283 poultry flocks spread across 32 states as of Friday.

According to the USDA, 171 of the herds are commercial breeders and 112 are backyard herds. More than 37 million birds have been depopulated due to bird flu.

New cases this month include a backyard flock in Pierce County, Wisconsin (30 birds), a backyard flock in Bremer County, Iowa (50 birds), backyard flocks in Carver County (38) and Chisago County, Minnesota (30) and backyard flocks in the Day County (80), Hamlin County, South Dakota. (20),

A commercial flock of turkeys affecting 56,200 birds was reported in Beadle County South Dakota on Wednesday, and another flock of commercial turkeys involving 19,300 birds tested positive for avian flu on Wednesday in Barron County, Wisconsin. Barron County has several turkey producers, and five cases were reported in that county alone, affecting a total of nearly 224,000 birds, all but 150 of which were turkeys.

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Callan Tansill

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