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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The number of Wisconsin farms where bird flu has been detected keeps rising.
The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection said Monday that a fifth case has been detected in Barron County and a third case in Jefferson County. That brings the number of cases in the state to 10.
The latest case in Barron County involves a commercial turkey operation with more than 182,000 birds affected. In Jefferson County, the latest case involves a commercial chicken farm with more than 127,000 birds.
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 1.7 million in Wisconsin.
All the affected farms remain under quarantine.
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