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The announcement comes as fair season begins. Highly pathogenic avian influenza has affected almost 3 million birds on Minnesota farms in 2022.
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.
While lower temperatures have slowed bird migration through Carlton County, egg farmers in the area are taking precautions to keep their flocks free of the latest cases of the avian flu.

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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.
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.
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.
State and federal lawmakers, as well as the state's agriculture commissioner and director of the state Board of Animal Health, came to Kandiyohi County on Tuesday to speak to area poultry producers and industry officials about how the avian flu has impacted them. Discussion was also had on how the state has been responding to the latest outbreak.

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Avian flu has hit wild waterfowl and commercial bird populations hard, but data is thin when it comes to songbird transmissions. Due to that, the University of Minnesota Raptor Center is advising people to take down backyard bird feeders and bird baths while the virus is circulating.
Two more commercial turkey flocks — in Blue Earth and Meeker counties — were added to the growing list of confirmed avian flu sites in Minnesota as of Friday's noon update, bringing the statewide total to 40 sites and 1,939,067 birds affected.
The inventory of flocks in Minnesota diagnosed with H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza is now at 1.84 million, according to the Minnesota Board of Animal Health. Four additional infection sites were announced Thursday, April 14.

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