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Flocks in Sterns, Morrison county diagnosed with avian influenza Friday

Two more Minnesota flocks have been diagnosed with Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza. On Friday the Minnesota Board of Animal Health says a backyard flock of 115 unspecified birds was diagnosed with H5N1 in Stearns County, and a commercial flock of turkeys numbering 52,000 was reported in Morrison County.

The Stearns County flock is the second one diagnosed in that county, and Morrison County is now the 6th in Minnesota to get the flu, joining Kandiyohi, Lac Qui Parle, Meeker and Mower Counties. In all, just under 379,000 birds have been affected.



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