2 Minnesota counties have new avian flu cases

The presence of avian influenza is confirmed in commercial turkey flocks in Otter Tail and Swift counties.

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Minnesota has had two more commercial meat turkey flocks affected by highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI).

The Minnesota Board of Animal Health (MBOAH) reported on its website that on June 27, the presence of HPAI was confirmed in Otter Tail County and Swift County.

The Otter Tail County flock involved 67,362 turkeys, while the Swift County flock involved 25,302 turkeys.

These two new detections bring the total number of commercial poultry flocks affected by HPAI in Minnesota to 15. Prior to this, the last case of HPAI in Swift County was confirmed on June 18, while Otter Tail County has not had an instance of HPAI since November 2023.

Other Minnesota counties to have positive cases of HPAI in commercial poultry in 2024 include Pipestone, Stearns, Lyon, Meeker, Morrison and Dodge. Meeker County has had the most flocks affected with six.

No state has had more flocks struck by HPAI during the 2022-24 outbreak. In 2022, virus appeared in 81 flocks, and in 2023, it appeared in 34 flocks.

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

View our continuing coverage of the global avian influenza situation

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