The first avian influenza case was confirmed in a commercial turkey flock in southeastern Dickey County, North Dakota, on April 10.
The H5N2 avian influenza strain was confirmed in the flock of 40,000 turkeys by the National Veterinary Services Laboratories in Iowa, according to state veterinarian Susan Keller.
So far, more than 1 million turkeys in the Midwest have died as a result of the bird flu outbreaks, including those in neighboring South Dakota and Minnesota. In order to prevent the further spread, Keller says quarantine efforts are underway and remaining birds are set to be destroyed at the affected Dickey County operation.
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