Infectious Diseases 2009

Infectious Diseases 2009

Minnesota quarantines turkey flock due to avian influenza

5 August, 2009

Low-pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI; sub-type H7N9) has been found at the turkey farm in Meeker County.

A commercial turkey flock in central Minnesota has been quarantined after routine testing discovered the avian influenza virus.
The state Bureau of Animal Health says the birds appeared healthy and showed no signs of infection and there's no sign of illness among farm workers. The board is following the state's containment plan by quarantining the flock and all other flocks within three miles.
Minnesota is the US top turkey producing state.