Commercial turkey flocks in Sanpete County, Utah, continue to be infected with highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), as three more flocks have been affected. Meanwhile, the virus was also confirmed in a commercial duck flock in Wisconsin and a commercial poultry flock in Alberta, Canada.

Avian influenza in Utah

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) reported that HPAI was confirmed in three Sanpete County turkey flocks on September 29. Those flocks collectively involved 63,600 birds, with the largest of those three flocks consisting of 24,400 turkeys.

The three new cases were confirmed just two days after two other cases in the county were confirmed, with 127,200 and 36,700 turkeys in those flocks.

To date, there have been 11 confirmed cases of HPAI in turkeys in Sanpete County. All but one of Utah’s HPAI cases in commercial poultry have been confirmed in that county.

Avian influenza in Wisconsin

A commercial duck flock in Racine County, Wisconsin, was also affected by HPAI. There were 10,000 birds in that flock. The case was confirmed on September 28.

This marks the first case of HPAI in Racine County, and the ninth overall for the state.

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Avian influenza in Alberta

In Canada, a case of HPAI was confirmed in a commercial poultry flock in Beaver County, Alberta, on September 28. This was Beaver County’s first case, and Alberta’s 35th case of 2022, according to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).

To learn more about HPAI cases in commercial poultry flocks in the United States and Canada, see an interactive map on WATTPoultry.com.

Read our ongoing coverage of the global avian influenza outbreak.

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