Avian influenza has been confirmed in nine additional commercial flocks and one more backyard flock in the United States. The latest infections took place in three different states.

The USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) on June 4-5 reported the presence of highly pathogenic H5N2 avian influenza in the following flocks:

  • 1.Brown County, Minnesota – 15,900 turkeys affected, fourth detection in the county
  • 2.Kandiyohi County, Minnesota – 37,000 turkeys affected, 39th detection in the county
  • 3.Hamilton County, Iowa -- 26,200 turkeys affected, second detection in the county
  • 4.Hamilton County, Iowa -- 17,200 turkeys affected, third detection in the county
  • 5.Clay County, Iowa – 1,115,700 chickens affected, second detection in the county
  • 6.Renville County, Minnesota -- 415,000 chickens affected, seventh detection in the county
  • 7.Renville County, Minnesota -- 24,800 turkeys affected, eighth detection in the county
  • 8.Sac County, Iowa -- 42,200 turkeys affected, eighth detection in the county
  • 9.Hamilton County, Iowa -- 19,600 turkeys affected, fourth detection in the county
  • 10.Dixon County, Nebraska -- Backyard flock affected, number pending, sixth detection in the county

The latest round of avian influenza cases puts the total number of birds in the U.S. affected by the virus beyond 46.7 million, according to APHIS. The virus has been confirmed in birds in 20 U.S. states.

To track confirmed cases of the North American avian influenza outbreak, see WATTAgNet's avian influenza tracker map and bookmark the avian influenza update page for news about and analysis of avian influenza.