HPAI H5 Detections In North America
APHIS updated their current listing of poultry farms hit by the HPAI H5 virus shortly after 5pm today, adding three more turkey operations in Minnesota, and a turkey farm in South Dakota to the rapidly growing list.
Today’s announcement brings to 31 the number of farms hit in Minnesota, involving more than 2.1 million turkeys. This is South Dakota’s 6th farm to be hit, with roughly 286,000 turkeys affected.
Yesterday’s announcement of 5.3 million chickens exposed – and slated to be culled – in Iowa has been rolled back to 3.8 million – which represents more than half of the loses reported to date.