Two new cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) have been confirmed in U.S. commercial turkey operations.

One of the cases is in Utah, while the other is in South Dakota. Both cases were confirmed on October 12.

According to information on the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) website, 47,200 turkeys were affected at a commercial farm in Sanpete County, Utah. In the other case, 71,400 turkeys in Beadle County, South Dakota, were affected.

Sanpete County has had more confirmed HPAI cases than any other county in the country in recent months. Fourteen commercial turkey flocks in the county have been affected there since it was first detected in the county on July 14. All but one of Utah’s HPAI cases in 2022 have been in Sanpete County, with the other being a commercial layer flock in Cache County.

Beadle County has had five confirmed cases of HPAI in 2022, all of which involved commercial turkey flocks. However, the most recent case there is the first for the county since May 3. One day earlier, South Dakota had another case of HPAI, with that case involving a commercial upland gamebird operation in Gregory County.

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

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