Update on low pathogenic H5N2 avian influenza outbreak in Minnesota commercial turkey flocks

December 12, 2018

More than 300,000 birds make up these 8 flocks. Partial genetic sequencing suggests that the new detections are related to the virus at the first farm affected this year. Full sequencing of the virus from the first farm show that all gene segments are consistent with a North American wild bird low-pathogenic H5N2 lineage.

Most recent case was in Kandiyohi County on November 14, 2018
Situation: H5N2 low pathogenic avian influenza detected in a commercial turkey flock of 10-week-old toms. The flock has been quarantined and is being monitored for signs of infection. Controlled marketing is being planned once the flock tests negative for the influenza virus.

Most recent Avian Influenza update from Minnesota Board of Animal Health is attached.

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