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Iowa has 3 new outbreaks and Minnesota 2, while feds free up $330 million for response.
The emergency declaration activates response plans statewide and in affected counties.
Nine more outbreaks in Iowa put that state's losses at a quarter of the state's 60 million layer hens.
Avian flu has been found in a dead duck and dead goose in Kentucky and in more farm turkeys in Wisconsin and Minnesota.
Almost 10 million Iowa chickens are newly affected, and Minnesota has at least four more turkey outbreaks.
More outbreaks on both turkey and chicken farms join the rampage of cases of the highly pathogenic H5 infection.
A chicken farm and backyard flock in Minnesota are newly affected, as well as more turkeys in Wisconsin and Iowa.
Officials mull the effects of weather, migration routes, and possible airborne spread.
The farm in Iowa houses 5.3 million chickens, 2 more Minnesota turkey farms are affected, and Ontario has a new outbreak.
H5N2 has now affected over 1.7 million Minnesota birds, 2.4 million in central US.
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