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AVIAN FLU

Beginning Friday, July 1, bird owners throughout the state of Minnesota can begin signing up for local county fairs to have their birds on display and showcased.
The announcement comes as fair season begins. Highly pathogenic avian influenza has affected almost 3 million birds on Minnesota farms in 2022.
The Minnesota Raptor Center had received nearly 200 birds with confirmed bird flu but only a single owl survived.
A temporary statewide ban on poultry events and exhibitions has been extended a second time, this time until July 1. It includes all poultry swaps, fairs, exhibitions and other events where live poultry and susceptible birds are brought together and then disperse.

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The inventory of flocks in Minnesota diagnosed with H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza now stands at 62 sites, with a total of 2,718,082 birds affected, according to the Minnesota Board of Animal Health. Two additional infection sites were announced Friday, April 29.
Olmsted County joins 59 other Minnesota counties with confirmed cases in wildlife or commercial poultry.
There are 70 sites of confirmed avian flu infection in Minnesota as of Tuesday, May 10. The inventory of flocks diagnosed with H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza is approaching 2.9 million, according to the Minnesota Board of Animal Health.
There are 66 sites of confirmed avian flu infection in Minnesota as of Tuesday, May 3. The inventory of flocks diagnosed with H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza is about 2.73 million, according to the Minnesota Board of Animal Health.
The protests have generated media headlines here in Minnesota. During a Timberwolves’ April 12 game at Target Center a woman glued her hand to the floor of the court, wearing a T-shirt that read, “Glen Taylor Roasts Animals Alive.”
Two additional avian flu infection sites were added to Minnesota's list as of Tuesday, April 26, bringing the total infected sites in the state to 60. The inventory of flocks diagnosed with H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza is about 2.72 million, according to the Minnesota Board of Animal Health.

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The inventory of flocks in Minnesota diagnosed with H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza is now at 2.7 million, according to the Minnesota Board of Animal Health. Four additional infection sites were added to the list as of Monday, April 25, bringing the total infected sites in the state to 58.
The inventory of flocks in Minnesota diagnosed with H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza is now at nearly 2.5 million, according to the Minnesota Board of Animal Health. Four additional infection sites were added to the list as of Friday, April 22, bringing the total infected sites in the state to 54.
The inventory of flocks in Minnesota diagnosed with H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza is now at nearly 2.3 million, according to the Minnesota Board of Animal Health. Four additional infection sites were added to the list as of Thursday, April 21, bringing the total infected sites in the state to 50.

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