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USDA confirms highly pathogenic avian influenza in Minnesota

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WASHINGTON — The USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has confirmed the presence of highly pathogenic avian influenza in two flocks in Minnesota — a commercial turkey flock in Meeker County and a backyard mixed species flock (non-poultry) in Mower County.

Samples from the Meeker County flock were tested at the Minnesota Poultry Testing Laboratory and samples from the Mower County flock were tested at the University of Minnesota Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, both part of the National Animal Health Laboratory Network, and confirmed at the APHIS National Veterinary Services Laboratories (NVSL) in Ames, Iowa.

APHIS is working closely with. . .

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