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MOWER COUNTY

Two new avian flu infections reported Friday by the Minnesota Board of Animal Health bring Minnesota to seven total sites. Flocks in Stearns and Morrison counties were confirmed infected Thursday.
An update late Monday from the Minnesota Board of Animal Health showed a total of five avian flu infection sites in Minnesota, with new sites identified in Lac qui Parle and Kandiyohi counties. The Board of Animal Health web page on the state's avian flu response is now updated at noon each weekday. There were no additional flocks listed after noon Tuesday.
The latest report of highly pathogenic avian influenza infection in Minnesota is a flock in Stearns County, a 24,000-bird commercial turkey operation.
Highly pathogenic avian influenza has been confirmed in poultry flocks in Meeker and Mower counties in Minnesota.

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