Infectious Diseases 2024

Infectious Diseases 2024

Iowa to cull over 4 Million chickens due to avian influenza

1 June, 2024

Iowa has announced the state’s largest bird flu outbreak in two years at a poultry farm in Sioux County, located in northwestern Iowa. The flock contains 4.2 million chickens. Just last week, the virus was confirmed at a farm in neighboring Minnesota, west of Minneapolis, resulting in nearly 1.4 million chickens being culled. Since the outbreak began in 2022, more than 92 million birds have been killed in the USA due to avian influenza.