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Highly pathogenic avian influenza detected in three counties in Iowa

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DES MOINES, Iowa — The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship and the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service have confirmed two positive cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in Iowa. The confirmed cases were in a commercial turkey flock in Hamilton County, Iowa, a commercial layer flock in Guthrie County, Iowa, and a commercial turkey flock in Buena Vista County, Iowa.

Flock owners should prevent contact between their birds and wild birds and report sick birds or unusual deaths to state/federal officials. Biosecurity resources and best practices are available at www.iowaagriculture.gov/biosecurity.

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