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Bird flu detected in Iowa, Nebraska, Minnesota flocks
FOX Business Flash top headlines for March 28
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Highly pathogenic avian influenza was detected in multiple flocks across Minnesota, Iowa and Nebraska over the weekend, according to state and federal officials.
As a result, tens of thousands of birds will be killed in order to prevent the virus – otherwise known as bird flu – from spreading.
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In Minnesota, samples from a commercial turkey flock in Meeker County and a backyard mixed-species flock in Mower County tested positive for bird flu, the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced Saturday.
The state Board of Animal Health said these were the first confirmed cases in Minnesota.