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AVIAN FLU

Public health department issues guidance as county joins 12 others in which the flu has been detected.
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.
The inventory of flocks in Minnesota diagnosed with H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza is now at 2.1 million, according to the Minnesota Board of Animal Health. Six additional infection sites were announced Wednesday, April 20, bringing the total infected sites in the state to 46.
At a time when the bird flu has threatened to drive the Easter Bunny into early retirement, it seems wise to find a version of angel food that uses fewer eggs, such as this recipe for mock angel food.

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Hundreds of geese, ducks and eagles have perished already as migration moves north.
Morrison and Kandiyohi counties report additional sites Tuesday.
Supporters say vaccines could help keep poultry alive, prevent financial losses and control food costs, though shots would be too late to stop the current outbreak that has wiped out 22 million chickens and turkeys in commercial flocks since February.
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.
The Minnesota Board of Animal Health issued the ban that applies to poultry community sales, swaps, fairs, exhibitions and other events where poultry and susceptible birds are brought together would begin April 1 and run through May 1.
Highly pathogenic avian influenza has been confirm in poultry flocks in Meeker and Mower counties in Minnesota.

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