8th case of bird flu detected in Wisconsin

By The Associated Press | Posted - May 3, 2015 at 12:10 p.m.



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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — An eighth case of bird flu virus has been detected in Wisconsin.

The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection said Sunday the latest case is in a commercial turkey flock in Barron County. About 16,000 breeding turkeys and nearly 42,000 hatching eggs are affected. It is the fourth reported case in Barron County.

The property was immediately quarantined. Remaining birds will be euthanized and will not enter the flood supply.

Bird flu was first detected in Wisconsin at a commercial chicken flock in Jefferson County on April 13. The number of affected birds has risen to more than 1.5 million in Wisconsin.

A ban on poultry movement to shows, exhibitions and swap meets in Barron, Chippewa, Jefferson and Juneau counties remains in effect through the end of May.

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