Bird Flu Detected in Minnesota Turkey Flock

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During a routine test, the Minnesota Board of Animal Health identified H-5 N-2 low pathogenic avian influenza in a Stearns County turkey flock.

According to officials all flocks are tested for avian influenza before they are moved to market, and this finding was part of a routine process. The flock of 13-week-old hens has been quarantined and will be tested and monitored until the Board determines the turkeys are virus free.

Officials say this is not the same strain of virus that impacted Minnesota and other states in 2015 and does not pose a public health risk or food safety concern.

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