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Sioux City Journal siouxcityjournal.com 26 Jan, 2023 00:15 am

Bird flu found in Buena Vista County

Bird flu found in Buena Vista County
Highly pathogenic avian influenza has been found in a commercial turkey flock in Buena Vista County.

STORM LAKE, Iowa -- Highly pathogenic avian influenza has been found in a commercial turkey flock in Buena Vista County, the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced Wednesday.People are also reading… The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship has not identified any of the impacted operators.Highly pathogenic avian influenza is not believed to be a health threat to humans and it's still safe to eat poultry products, according to the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship.Possible cases must also be reported to the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship at (515) 281-5305.

The most recent case before this was in a commercial turkey flock in Ida County on Dec.Six of those outbreaks were in commercial turkey flocks.

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