Infectious Diseases 2021

Infectious Diseases 2021

Minnesota: Kandiyohi County turkey flock tests positive for H5 LPAI

24 November, 2021

Routine testing by the Minnesota Board of Animal Health found H5 low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI) in a commercial turkey flock in Kandiyohi County, which has been confirmed by the USDA National Veterinary Services Laboratories. 
Testing birds before they go to market is standard protocol for poultry flocks in Minnesota. 
The Board quarantined the flock on Monday, November 22, and continues to monitor and test that flock as well as commercial poultry operations and individuals with backyard flocks within 10 kilometers for signs of the disease.