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Jun 09, 2015

Jun 09, 2015
Turkey chicks

First Minnesota farm hit by H5N2 back in operation

The farm is back in operation after 3 months, and the US is importing eggs because of H5N2.

Jun 08, 2015

Jun 08, 2015
Goslings

Michigan finds H5N2 in wild geese; Iowa hit again

H5N2 has been found in wild Canada geese in a Detroit suburb, its first detection in Michigan.

Jun 04, 2015

Jun 04, 2015
Avian vaccnie research

USDA won't use existing vaccines to fight avian flu

Reasons for not using a vaccine include low effectiveness and likely loss of markets for US poultry.

Jun 03, 2015

Jun 03, 2015
Backyard flock

Avian flu strikes again in Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska

Probable avian flu has struck poultry farms in Minnesota and Iowa and a small flock in Nebraska.

Jun 01, 2015

Jun 01, 2015
Turkey in barn

Avian flu hits four more turkey farms in Midwest

Flocks from 21,000 to 50,000 birds in Iowa, Minnesota, and South Dakota were hit, and tests for H5N2 are pending.

May 27, 2015

May 27, 2015

Avian flu strikes more flocks in Nebraska, Minnesota, Iowa

Four new outbreaks in chickens and turkeys join the 181 already counted by the USDA since last December.

May 26, 2015

May 26, 2015
Swabbing chicken

Minnesota, Nebraska, Iowa flocks hit with avian flu

Minnesota has 6 new outbreaks, Iowa 3, and Nebraska 1, its third in the same area.

May 21, 2015

May 21, 2015
Rooster at fair

Iowa bans bird shows as avian flu outbreaks persist

Iowa officials announced the ban in the wake of 3 new H5 outbreaks.

May 18, 2015

May 18, 2015
Chicken truck

Iowa reports 4 more avian flu outbreaks

Iowa has now had 56 outbreaks, and experts estimate a $310 million economic loss in Minnesota because of direct and indirect costs of H5N2.

May 14, 2015

May 14, 2015
Broken egg in carton

High-path avian flu hits four Midwestern states

Big layer farms in Nebraska and South Dakota were hit, as were 2 farms each in Minnesota and Iowa.

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