Bird flu outbreaks seen across multiple US states

By Georgi Gyton contact

- Last updated on GMT

Three of the new cases confirmed on Friday were at commercial poultry operations
Three of the new cases confirmed on Friday were at commercial poultry operations

Related tags: U.s. state, Livestock, Poultry

Further outbreaks of highly pathogenic H5N2 avian influenza have been reported in the US states of Missouri, Kansas and Arkansas as the virus impacts additional commercial flocks.

The new cases, confirmed by the United States Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) on Friday (13 March), included two in separate commercial turkey flocks in Jasper County and Moniteu County in Missouri, one at a commercial turkey flock in Boone County, Arkansas, and one in a backyard chicken and duck flock in Leavenworth County, Kansas.

The discovery of the outbreak in Kansas marked the first finding in the Central Flyway.

Earlier this month, a case was discovered in Pope County, Minnesota – the first detected in Mississippi flyway, with the outbreaks in Missouri and Arkansas also in this flyway.

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