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

January 25, 2019

More than 350,000 birds make up these 9 flocks (1 in Chippewa County , 4 in Stearns County and 4 in Kandiyohi County) Partial genetic sequencing suggests 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 in Chippewa County was detected on January 25, 2019 in a commercial turkey flock of multi-age toms.

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

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