50,000 birds to be killed due to another outbreak of avian flu in South Dakota, USA

Bird Flu

Another turkey farm in South Dakota has tested positive for bird flu.
 
South Dakota State Veterinarian Dustin Oedekoven says a Moody County operation of about 50,000 birds has a presumptive positive test for avian influenza.
 
This latest farm brings to 10 the number of affected operations in South Dakota. In total there have been more than 1.7 million birds affected in the state.
 
Oedekoven says they’re still waiting to learn whether the farm is affected with the H5N2 strain that’s swept through the Midwest.
 
Crews will soon begin euthanizing the birds to prevent the spread of the virus.
 
It’s been about two weeks since the state has had a confirmed case of bird flu. Oedekoven says cases are still popping up in the region, but are becoming less frequent.
Courtesy of washingtontimes.com

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