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Kandiyohi County, Minnesota (April 28, 2015)
Turkeys (flock size pending)
20th detection in this county

Kandiyohi County, Minnesota (April 28, 2015)
8,400 turkeys
21st detection in this county

Kandiyohi County, Minnesota (April 28, 2015)
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22nd detection in this county

Kandiyohi County, Minnesota (April 28, 2015)
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Since December 2014, the United States Department of Agriculture has confirmed several cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5 in the Pacific, Central, and Mississippi flyways (or migratory bird paths). The disease has been found in wild birds, as well as in a few backyard and commercial poultry flocks. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) considers the risk to people from these HPAI H5 infections to be low. No human cases of these HPAI H5 viruses have been detected in the United States, Canada, or internationally.

HPAI Detections by State


Update on Avian Influenza Findings
Poultry Findings Confirmed by USDA’s National Veterinary Services Laboratories

State County Flyway Flock type Species Avian influenza subtype* Confirmation date Flock size
IA Sioux Mississippi Commercial Chickens EA/AM-H5N2 28-Apr-15 3,660,000
IA O'Brien Mississippi Commercial Chickens EA/AM-H5N2 28-Apr-15 240,000
IA O'Brien Mississippi Commercial Chickens EA/AM-H5N2 28-Apr-15 98,000
IA Osceola Mississippi Commercial Chickens EA/AM-H5N2 28-Apr-15 258,000
MN Stearns Mississippi Commercial Turkeys EA/AM-H5N2 28-Apr-15 19,100
MN Steele Mississippi Commercial Turkeys EA/AM-H5N2 28-Apr-15 82,900
MN Swift Mississippi Commercial Turkeys EA/AM-H5N2 28-Apr-15 pending
MN Kandiyohi Mississippi Commercial Turkeys EA/AM-H5N2 28-Apr-15 pending
MN Kandiyohi Mississippi Commercial Turkeys EA/AM-H5N2 28-Apr-15 8,400
MN Kandiyohi Mississippi Commercial Turkeys EA/AM-H5N2 28-Apr-15 pending
MN Kandiyohi Mississippi Commercial Turkeys EA/AM-H5N2 28-Apr-15 pending
MN Stearns Mississippi Commercial Turkeys EA/AM-H5N2 27-Apr-15 1,700,000
IA Sioux Mississippi Commercial Chickens EA/AM-H5N2 27-Apr-15 26,900
WI Barron Mississippi Commercial Turkeys EA/AM-H5N2 27-Apr-15 83,300
MN Redwood Mississippi Commercial Turkeys EA/AM-H5N2 20-Apr-15 33,900
IA Sac Mississippi Commercial Turkeys EA/AM-H5N2 24-Apr-15 42,900
ND LaMoure Central Commercial Mixed Poultry EA/AM-H5N2 24-Apr-15 67,000
WI Jefferson Mississippi Commercial Chickens EA/AM-H5N2 24-Apr-15 68,000
MN Kandiyohi Mississippi Commercial Turkeys EA/AM-H5N2 24-Apr-15 71,500
MN Kandiyohi Mississippi Commercial Turkeys EA/AM-H5N2 24-Apr-15 1,031,000
MN Kandiyohi Mississippi Commercial Turkeys EA/AM-H5N2 24-Apr-15 175,000
WI Chippewa Mississippi Commercial Turkeys EA/AM-H5N2 23-Apr-15 36,900
MN Clay Mississippi Commercial Chickens EA/AM-H5N2 23-Apr-15 54,300
MN Kandiyohi Mississippi Commercial Turkeys EA/AM-H5N2 23-Apr-15 56,500
MN Kandiyohi Mississippi Commercial Turkeys EA/AM-H5N2 23-Apr-15 150
MN Pipestone Mississippi Backyard Mixed poultry EA/AM-H5N2 22-Apr-15 62,600
MN Kandiyohi Mississippi Commercial Turkeys EA/AM-H5N2 22-Apr-15 34,500
MN Otter Tail Mississippi Commercial Turkeys EA/AM-H5N2 22-Apr-15 58,900
MN Meeker Mississippi Commercial Turkeys EA/AM-H5N2 22-Apr-15 35,500
MN Redwood Mississippi Commercial Turkeys EA/AM-H5N2 22-Apr-15 75,000
MN Kandiyohi Mississippi Commercial Turkeys EA/AM-H5N2 22-Apr-15 19,100
MN Kandiyohi Mississippi Commercial Turkeys EA/AM-H5N2 22-Apr-15 34,500
MN Kandiyohi Mississippi Commercial Turkeys EA/AM-H5N2 22-Apr-15 28,600
MN Kandiyohi Mississippi Commercial Turkeys EA/AM-H5N2 21-Apr-15 72,500
MN Kandiyohi Mississippi Commercial Turkeys EA/AM-H5N2 21-Apr-15 61,000
MN Stearns Mississippi Commercial Turkeys EA/AM-H5N2 22-Apr-15 130,400
MN Stearns Mississippi Commercial Turkeys EA/AM-H5N2 22-Apr-15 53,900
MN Stearns Mississippi Commercial Turkeys EA/AM-H5N2 21-Apr-15 34,100
MN Meeker Mississippi Commercial Turkeys EA/AM-H5N2 21-Apr-15 10,700
MN Meeker Mississippi Commercial Turkeys EA/AM-H5N2 21-Apr-15 3,800,000
MN Cottonwood Mississippi Commercial Turkeys EA/AM-H5N2 20-Apr-15 pending
IA Osceola Mississippi Commercial Chickens EA/AM-H5N2 20-Apr-15 30,000
MN Wadena Mississippi Commercial Turkeys EA/AM-H5N2 20-Apr-15 301,000
MN Kandiyohi Mississippi Commercial Turkeys EA/AM-H5N2 20-Apr-15 61,000
SD Spink Mississippi Commercial Turkeys EA/AM-H5N2 20-Apr-15 33,300
MN Kandiyohi Mississippi Commercial Turkeys EA/AM-H5N2 17-Apr-15 9,000
MN Kandiyohi Mississippi Commercial Turkeys EA/AM-H5N2 17-Apr-15 23,000
WI Juneau Mississippi Backyard Mixed poultry EA/AM-H5N2 17-Apr-15 33
MN Roseau Mississippi Commercial Turkeys EA/AM-H5N2 16-Apr-15 26,000
WI Barron Mississippi Commercial Turkeys EA/AM-H5N2 16-Apr-15 126,700
MN Kandiyoh Mississippi Commercial Turkeys EA/AM-H5N2 15-Apr-15 152,000
MN Stearns Mississippi Commercial Turkeys EA/AM-H5N2 15-Apr-15 67,000
MN Otter Tail Mississippi Commercial Turkeys EA/AM-H5N2 15-Apr-15 21,000
SD Roberts Mississippi Commercial Turkeys EA/AM-H5N2 15-Apr-15 66,600
MN Meeker Mississippi Commercial Turkeys EA/AM-H5N2 14-Apr-15 20,000
MN Kandiyohi Mississippi Commercial Turkeys EA/AM-H5N2 14-Apr-15 30,000
MN Meeker Mississippi Commercial Turkeys EA/AM-H5N2 14-Apr-15 25,000
MN Redwood Mississippi Commercial Turkeys EA/AM-H5N2 14-Apr-15 56,000
MN Swift Mississippi Commercial Turkeys EA/AM-H5N2 14-Apr-15 154,000
IA Buena Vista Mississippi Commercial Turkeys EA/AM-H5N2 13-Apr-15 27,000
MN Stearns Mississippi Commercial Turkeys EA/AM-H5N2 13-Apr-15 76,000
MN Swift Mississippi Commercial Turkeys EA/AM-H5N2 13-Apr-15 160,000
MN Le Sueur Mississippi Commercial Turkeys EA/AM-H5N2 11-Apr-15 21,500
MN Kandiyohi Mississippi Commercial Turkeys EA/AM-H5N2 11-Apr-15 38,000
WI Jefferson Mississippi Commercial Chickens EA/AM-H5N2 11-Apr-15 200,000
ND Dickey Central Commercial Turkeys EA/AM-H5N2 10-Apr-15 40,000
SD McCook Central Commercial Turkeys EA/AM-H5N2 10-Apr-15 53,000
SD McPherson Central Commercial Turkeys EA/AM-H5N2 10-Apr-15 46,000
MN Cottonwood Mississippi Commercial Turkeys EA/AM-H5N2 9-Apr-15 48,000
MN Lyon Mississippi Commercial Turkeys EA/AM-H5N2 9-Apr-15 66,000
MN Stearns Mississippi Commercial Turkeys EA/AM-H5N2 9-Apr-15 45,000
MN Watonwan Mississippi Commercial Turkeys EA/AM-H5N2 9-Apr-15 30,000
SD Kingsbury Central Commercial Turkeys EA/AM-H5N2 8-Apr-15 34,000
MN Meeker Mississippi Commercial Turkeys EA/AM-H5N2 7-Apr-15 310,000
MN Kandiyohi Mississippi Commercial Turkeys EA/AM-H5N2 7-Apr-15 30,000
MN Kandiyohi Mississippi Commercial Turkeys EA/AM-H5N2 4-Apr-15 26,000
MN Stearns Mississippi Commercial Turkeys EA/AM-H5N2 4-Apr-15 76,000
MN Stearns Mississippi Commercial Turkeys EA/AM-H5N2 2-Apr-15 71,000
MN Nobles Mississippi Commercial Turkeys EA/AM-H5N2 2-Apr-15 21,000
MT Judith Basin Central Backyard Mixed poultry EA/AM-H5N2 2-Apr-15 40
SD Beadle Central Commercial Turkeys EA/AM-H5N2 1-Apr-15 53,000
MN Stearns Mississippi Commercial Turkeys EA/AM-H5N2 28-Mar-15 39,000
MN Lac Qui Parle Mississippi Commercial Turkeys EA/AM-H5N2 27-Mar-15 66,000
KS Leavenworth Central Backyard Mixed poultry EA/AM-H5N2 13-Mar-15 10
AR Boone Mississippi Commercial Turkeys EA/AM-H5N2 11-Mar-15 40,020
MO Moniteau Mississippi Commercial Turkeys EA/AM-H5N2 10-Mar-15 13,850
MO Jasper Mississippi Commercial Turkeys EA/AM-H5N2 9-Mar-15 15,620
MN Pope Mississippi Commercial Turkeys EA/AM-H5N2 4-Mar-15 26,310
OR Deschutes Pacific Backyard Mixed poultry EA/AM-H5N2 17-Feb-15 70
CA Kings Pacific Commercial Chicken EA-H5N8 12-Feb-15 112,900
WA Okanogan Pacific Backyard Chicken EA/AM-H5N2 3-Feb-15 40
WA Okanogan Pacific Backyard Pheasant EA/AM-H5N2 29-Jan-15 5,830
CA Stanislaus Pacific Commercial Turkeys EA-H5N8 23-Jan-15 134,400
ID Canyon Pacific Backyard Mixed poultry EA/AM-H5N2 16-Jan-15 30
WA Clallam Pacific Backyard Mixed poultry EA/AM-H5N2 16-Jan-15 110
WA Benton Pacific Backyard Mixed poultry EA/AM-H5N2 9-Jan-15 590
WA Benton Pacific Backyard Mixed poultry EA/AM-H5N2 3-Jan-15 140
OR Douglas Pacific Backyard Mixed poultry EA -H5N8 19-Dec-14 130
Totals 15,453,273
* References to EA and AM under avian influenza subtype indicate Eurasian and American strains of the virus.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2015 5:44 pm 
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 29, 2015
Daily Update on Avian Influenza - April 29
ST PAUL — The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Homeland Security and Emergency Management Division (HSEM) activated the State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) to coordinate the state’s ongoing response to avian influenza. HSEM will coordinate resource needs with several state agencies including the Minnesota Board of Animal Health and the Minnesota Department of Agriculture.

Additional HPAI cases in Minnesota
The USDA today confirmed the presence of H5N2 HPAI in eight additional flocks. The following counties are affected:

Steele – 1st detection (turkeys, flock size pending)
Kandiyohi – 20th, 21st, 22nd and 23rd detections (turkeys, flock size pending)
Stearns – 11th (turkeys, flock size pending) and 12th detections (layer chickens, flock size pending)
Swift – 3rd detection (turkeys, flock size pending)
The Minnesota Board of Animal Health today announced three presumptive positive flocks. The following Minnesota counties are affected.
Kandiyohi – 24th and 25th detections (turkeys)
Meeker – 7th detection ( 72,400 turkeys)
Current Situation
Total number of farms – 67
Total number of counties – 19

Farms by County/Number of Flocks
​Chippeawa: 1 ​Meeker: 6​ ​Roseau: 1
Clay: 1 Nobles: 1 ​ Steele: 1
Cottonwood: 2​ Otter Tail: 2 ​​Stearns: 10
Kandiyohi: 19​ ​Pipestone: 1 Swift: 2
​Lac Qui Parle: 1​ ​Pope: 1 ​Wadena: 1
​Le Sueur: 1 ​Redwood: 4 Watonwan: 1 ​​
​Lyon: 1 ​ ​

Total number of birds affected in Minnesota – 3,460,532 (not including pending flocks)

All affected farms remain under quarantine.

Visit the USDA's website for information on all HPAI findings in the United States.

To date, animal health officials have completed the following response zone activities:
Appraisals have been completed for 64 of the affected premises.
Birds on 52 of the affected farms have been euthanized.
The composting process is underway on 42 of the affected farms. Animal health officials are currently working with producers to begin composting on others.
The affected farm in Pope County (1st detection in Minnesota) is done with composting and is working on cleaning and disinfection of the barns.
Identification and Announcement of HPAI cases in Minnesota
There are several steps involved in confirming that a poultry flock is positive for a highly-pathogenic strain of avian influenza. Here is an outline of that process which includes timing of public notification:

1. A poultry producer or backyard flock owner notices unusual death loss or other signs of illness in his/her birds.
2. The individual notifies their veterinarian or an animal health official.
3. Samples are collected from the birds on the premises.
4. Samples are submitted to an approved state laboratory for preliminary testing.
5. State laboratories are able to determine if the samples are positive for an H5 or H7 influenza virus. If samples are positive for an H5 or H7 virus, they are considered as presumptive positives and are forwarded to the National Veterinary Services Laboratory (NVSL) in Ames, Iowa.
6. The Minnesota Board of Animal Health will include information on presumptive positive flocks on its website. These cases will also be shared through the State Emergency Operations Center Daily Updates on Avian Influenza.
7. NVSL is the only laboratory in the United States that is authorized to officially confirm the presence of a HPAI and identify the specific strain of virus. When NVSL confirms HPAI, the U.S. Department of Agriculture shares that information with the public by posting online.

National Guard completes mission
The Minnesota National Guard completed its water delivery mission. Private contractors are now in place to provide water support for foaming operations on affected farms. The National Guard remains involved at the State emergency Operations Center and is available if their support is needed in the future.

Producers affected by H5N2 get more time to file and pay their taxes
Poultry producers in Minnesota whose farms or flocks are affected by the H5N2 avian influenza will get help if the outbreak prevented them from filing their returns or paying their taxes on time, the Minnesota Department of Revenue announced today.

The department will forgive penalties and interest for poultry producers in the affected counties who have Minnesota tax returns or payments due between April 23 and May 27, 2015, in line with the original emergency executive order and 30 day extension.

This only applies to Minnesota taxes. This does not apply to any local government or federal taxes.
If you are a poultry producer in the affected counties and the outbreak has prevented you from filing or paying your taxes, please contact us at 651-556-3003 or 1-800-657-3909.

Behavioral Health Medical Reserve Corps
The Minnesota Department of Health has activated its Behavioral Health Medical Reserve Corps (BH-MRC) to help provide mental health resources for those Minnesotans impacted by avian influenza. MDH is working with regional public health preparedness contacts to assess specific community needs. The immediate focus is on the three most heavily impacted counties: Kandiyohi, Meeker and Stearns.

The BH-MRC is a statewide group of volunteer behavioral health specialists that supports individuals, communities and the Incident Command System during disasters by providing expert behavioral health skills. The BH-MRC may be deployed during disasters that include but are not limited to natural disasters and public health emergencies. The group was last activated during the 2012 floods. More information is available on the MDH website at http://www.health.state.mn.us/oep/respo ... bhmrc.html.

Governor Dayton Hosts Turkey Lunch for Interns, Promoting Minnesota-Grown Turkey
Governor Mark Dayton hosted a Minnesota-grown turkey lunch at the Governor’s Residence for interns who are working this spring in the Office of the Governor and Lieutenant Governor. The lunch featured a 25-pound turkey, which was raised in Glenwood, Minnesota. Minnesota is the nation’s largest producer of turkeys, with 450 farmers raising approximately 46 million turkeys annually, and generating nearly $800 million in economic activity every year.

“As turkey farmers across our state deal with the devastating effects of avian influenza, it is more important than ever for all Minnesotans to support the Minnesota turkey industry,” said Governor Dayton. “Our turkey growers need more than our help in stopping the spread of this disease; they need our full support as consumers to buy and eat good Minnesota turkey.”
PHOTO: Governor Dayton and members of the Spring Semester 2015 internship program enjoy a turkey lunch at the Governor’s Residence in Saint Paul.
PHOTO: Governor Dayton carves a 25-pound turkey from Glenwood, Minnesota, for a luncheon at the Minnesota Governor’s Residence.
Minnesota Dept. of Agriculture outreach
MDA Liaisons have been actively contacting key agricultural stakeholder groups including MN Farm Bureau, MN Farmers Union, University of Minnesota Extension, County Executive Directors of USDA-Farm Service Agency, and leaders of 4-H, updating them on HPAI response and educating their contacts about effective biosecurity on and off the farm.

No Public Health Risk
The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) reports that no human infections with this strain of the virus (H5N2) have been detected in Minnesota or elsewhere in the U.S. However, in some cases certain HPAI H5 viruses can infect people and it is important to prevent infections.

In general, avian influenza viruses are spread to people through direct contact with infected birds or their environments, including contaminated bedding, feed or water. Person-to-person spread of avian influenza viruses is rare and limited.

This is not a public health risk or a food safety risk. The potential risk is for those who have direct contact with infected birds.

Poultry Workers
MDH is monitoring the health of workers, who have had contact with infected poultry, and providing guidance on infection control, the use of personal protective equipment, and providing support for any other health-related aspects of response.
People who had close, unprotected contact with infected flocks are recommended to receive an antiviral drug called Tamiflu. MDH does not issue the drug directly. Rather, MDH facilitates getting the prescription for the workers by working with the company occupational health departments or the health care providers for those individuals.
Workers are then contacted daily for 10 days and monitored for development of respiratory symptoms.
As of today, MDH has completed follow-up contacts for 51 flocks.
MDH is currently monitoring 86 poultry personnel for potential symptoms of infection, such as development of an eye infection or respiratory symptoms.
The MDH 10-day monitoring period has been completed for 83 people associated with 22 flocks; no infections with this virus were detected.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 29, 2015
Daily Update on Avian Influenza - April 29
ST PAUL — The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Homeland Security and Emergency Management Division (HSEM) activated the State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) to coordinate the state’s ongoing response to avian influenza. HSEM will coordinate resource needs with several state agencies including the Minnesota Board of Animal Health and the Minnesota Department of Agriculture.

Additional HPAI cases in Minnesota
The USDA today confirmed the presence of H5N2 HPAI in eight additional flocks. The following counties are affected:

Steele – 1st detection (turkeys, flock size pending)
Kandiyohi – 20th, 21st, 22nd and 23rd detections (turkeys, flock size pending)
Stearns – 11th (turkeys, flock size pending) and 12th detections (layer chickens, flock size pending)
Swift – 3rd detection (turkeys, flock size pending)
The Minnesota Board of Animal Health today announced three presumptive positive flocks. The following Minnesota counties are affected.
Kandiyohi – 24th and 25th detections (turkeys)
Meeker – 7th detection ( 72,400 turkeys)
Current Situation
Total number of farms – 67
Total number of counties – 19

Farms by County/Number of Flocks
​Chippeawa: 1 ​Meeker: 6​ ​Roseau: 1
Clay: 1 Nobles: 1 ​ Steele: 1
Cottonwood: 2​ Otter Tail: 2 ​​Stearns: 10
Kandiyohi: 19​ ​Pipestone: 1 Swift: 2
​Lac Qui Parle: 1​ ​Pope: 1 ​Wadena: 1
​Le Sueur: 1 ​Redwood: 4 Watonwan: 1 ​​
​Lyon: 1 ​ ​

Total number of birds affected in Minnesota – 3,460,532 (not including pending flocks)

All affected farms remain under quarantine.

Visit the USDA's website for information on all HPAI findings in the United States.

To date, animal health officials have completed the following response zone activities:
Appraisals have been completed for 64 of the affected premises.
Birds on 52 of the affected farms have been euthanized.
The composting process is underway on 42 of the affected farms. Animal health officials are currently working with producers to begin composting on others.
The affected farm in Pope County (1st detection in Minnesota) is done with composting and is working on cleaning and disinfection of the barns.
Identification and Announcement of HPAI cases in Minnesota
There are several steps involved in confirming that a poultry flock is positive for a highly-pathogenic strain of avian influenza. Here is an outline of that process which includes timing of public notification:

1. A poultry producer or backyard flock owner notices unusual death loss or other signs of illness in his/her birds.
2. The individual notifies their veterinarian or an animal health official.
3. Samples are collected from the birds on the premises.
4. Samples are submitted to an approved state laboratory for preliminary testing.
5. State laboratories are able to determine if the samples are positive for an H5 or H7 influenza virus. If samples are positive for an H5 or H7 virus, they are considered as presumptive positives and are forwarded to the National Veterinary Services Laboratory (NVSL) in Ames, Iowa.
6. The Minnesota Board of Animal Health will include information on presumptive positive flocks on its website. These cases will also be shared through the State Emergency Operations Center Daily Updates on Avian Influenza.
7. NVSL is the only laboratory in the United States that is authorized to officially confirm the presence of a HPAI and identify the specific strain of virus. When NVSL confirms HPAI, the U.S. Department of Agriculture shares that information with the public by posting online.

National Guard completes mission
The Minnesota National Guard completed its water delivery mission. Private contractors are now in place to provide water support for foaming operations on affected farms. The National Guard remains involved at the State emergency Operations Center and is available if their support is needed in the future.

Producers affected by H5N2 get more time to file and pay their taxes
Poultry producers in Minnesota whose farms or flocks are affected by the H5N2 avian influenza will get help if the outbreak prevented them from filing their returns or paying their taxes on time, the Minnesota Department of Revenue announced today.

The department will forgive penalties and interest for poultry producers in the affected counties who have Minnesota tax returns or payments due between April 23 and May 27, 2015, in line with the original emergency executive order and 30 day extension.

This only applies to Minnesota taxes. This does not apply to any local government or federal taxes.
If you are a poultry producer in the affected counties and the outbreak has prevented you from filing or paying your taxes, please contact us at 651-556-3003 or 1-800-657-3909.

Behavioral Health Medical Reserve Corps
The Minnesota Department of Health has activated its Behavioral Health Medical Reserve Corps (BH-MRC) to help provide mental health resources for those Minnesotans impacted by avian influenza. MDH is working with regional public health preparedness contacts to assess specific community needs. The immediate focus is on the three most heavily impacted counties: Kandiyohi, Meeker and Stearns.

The BH-MRC is a statewide group of volunteer behavioral health specialists that supports individuals, communities and the Incident Command System during disasters by providing expert behavioral health skills. The BH-MRC may be deployed during disasters that include but are not limited to natural disasters and public health emergencies. The group was last activated during the 2012 floods. More information is available on the MDH website at http://www.health.state.mn.us/oep/respo ... bhmrc.html.

Governor Dayton Hosts Turkey Lunch for Interns, Promoting Minnesota-Grown Turkey
Governor Mark Dayton hosted a Minnesota-grown turkey lunch at the Governor’s Residence for interns who are working this spring in the Office of the Governor and Lieutenant Governor. The lunch featured a 25-pound turkey, which was raised in Glenwood, Minnesota. Minnesota is the nation’s largest producer of turkeys, with 450 farmers raising approximately 46 million turkeys annually, and generating nearly $800 million in economic activity every year.

“As turkey farmers across our state deal with the devastating effects of avian influenza, it is more important than ever for all Minnesotans to support the Minnesota turkey industry,” said Governor Dayton. “Our turkey growers need more than our help in stopping the spread of this disease; they need our full support as consumers to buy and eat good Minnesota turkey.”
PHOTO: Governor Dayton and members of the Spring Semester 2015 internship program enjoy a turkey lunch at the Governor’s Residence in Saint Paul.
PHOTO: Governor Dayton carves a 25-pound turkey from Glenwood, Minnesota, for a luncheon at the Minnesota Governor’s Residence.
Minnesota Dept. of Agriculture outreach
MDA Liaisons have been actively contacting key agricultural stakeholder groups including MN Farm Bureau, MN Farmers Union, University of Minnesota Extension, County Executive Directors of USDA-Farm Service Agency, and leaders of 4-H, updating them on HPAI response and educating their contacts about effective biosecurity on and off the farm.

No Public Health Risk
The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) reports that no human infections with this strain of the virus (H5N2) have been detected in Minnesota or elsewhere in the U.S. However, in some cases certain HPAI H5 viruses can infect people and it is important to prevent infections.

In general, avian influenza viruses are spread to people through direct contact with infected birds or their environments, including contaminated bedding, feed or water. Person-to-person spread of avian influenza viruses is rare and limited.

This is not a public health risk or a food safety risk. The potential risk is for those who have direct contact with infected birds.

Poultry Workers
MDH is monitoring the health of workers, who have had contact with infected poultry, and providing guidance on infection control, the use of personal protective equipment, and providing support for any other health-related aspects of response.
People who had close, unprotected contact with infected flocks are recommended to receive an antiviral drug called Tamiflu. MDH does not issue the drug directly. Rather, MDH facilitates getting the prescription for the workers by working with the company occupational health departments or the health care providers for those individuals.
Workers are then contacted daily for 10 days and monitored for development of respiratory symptoms.
As of today, MDH has completed follow-up contacts for 51 flocks.
MDH is currently monitoring 86 poultry personnel for potential symptoms of infection, such as development of an eye infection or respiratory symptoms.
The MDH 10-day monitoring period has been completed for 83 people associated with 22 flocks; no infections with this virus were detected.

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State County Flyway Flock type Species Avian influenza subtype* Confirmation date Flock size
IA Sioux Mississippi Commercial Chickens EA/AM-H5N2 28-Apr-15 3,660,000
IA O'Brien Mississippi Commercial Chickens EA/AM-H5N2 28-Apr-15 240,000
IA O'Brien Mississippi Commercial Chickens EA/AM-H5N2 28-Apr-15 98,000
IA Osceola Mississippi Commercial Chickens EA/AM-H5N2 28-Apr-15 258,000
MN Stearns Mississippi Commercial Turkeys EA/AM-H5N2 28-Apr-15 19,100
MN Steele Mississippi Commercial Turkeys EA/AM-H5N2 28-Apr-15 82,900
MN Swift Mississippi Commercial Turkeys EA/AM-H5N2 28-Apr-15 pending
MN Kandiyohi Mississippi Commercial Turkeys EA/AM-H5N2 28-Apr-15 pending
MN Kandiyohi Mississippi Commercial Turkeys EA/AM-H5N2 28-Apr-15 8,400
MN Kandiyohi Mississippi Commercial Turkeys EA/AM-H5N2 28-Apr-15 pending
MN Kandiyohi Mississippi Commercial Turkeys EA/AM-H5N2 28-Apr-15 pending
MN Stearns Mississippi Commercial Turkeys EA/AM-H5N2 27-Apr-15 1,700,000
IA Sioux Mississippi Commercial Chickens EA/AM-H5N2 27-Apr-15 26,900
WI Barron Mississippi Commercial Turkeys EA/AM-H5N2 27-Apr-15 83,300
MN Redwood Mississippi Commercial Turkeys EA/AM-H5N2 20-Apr-15 33,900
IA Sac Mississippi Commercial Turkeys EA/AM-H5N2 24-Apr-15 42,900
ND LaMoure Central Commercial Mixed Poultry EA/AM-H5N2 24-Apr-15 67,000
WI Jefferson Mississippi Commercial Chickens EA/AM-H5N2 24-Apr-15 68,000
MN Kandiyohi Mississippi Commercial Turkeys EA/AM-H5N2 24-Apr-15 71,500
MN Kandiyohi Mississippi Commercial Turkeys EA/AM-H5N2 24-Apr-15 1,031,000
MN Kandiyohi Mississippi Commercial Turkeys EA/AM-H5N2 24-Apr-15 175,000
WI Chippewa Mississippi Commercial Turkeys EA/AM-H5N2 23-Apr-15 36,900
MN Clay Mississippi Commercial Chickens EA/AM-H5N2 23-Apr-15 54,300
MN Kandiyohi Mississippi Commercial Turkeys EA/AM-H5N2 23-Apr-15 56,500
MN Kandiyohi Mississippi Commercial Turkeys EA/AM-H5N2 23-Apr-15 150
MN Pipestone Mississippi Backyard Mixed poultry EA/AM-H5N2 22-Apr-15 62,600
MN Kandiyohi Mississippi Commercial Turkeys EA/AM-H5N2 22-Apr-15 34,500
MN Otter Tail Mississippi Commercial Turkeys EA/AM-H5N2 22-Apr-15 58,900
MN Meeker Mississippi Commercial Turkeys EA/AM-H5N2 22-Apr-15 35,500
MN Redwood Mississippi Commercial Turkeys EA/AM-H5N2 22-Apr-15 75,000
MN Kandiyohi Mississippi Commercial Turkeys EA/AM-H5N2 22-Apr-15 19,100
MN Kandiyohi Mississippi Commercial Turkeys EA/AM-H5N2 22-Apr-15 34,500
MN Kandiyohi Mississippi Commercial Turkeys EA/AM-H5N2 22-Apr-15 28,600
MN Kandiyohi Mississippi Commercial Turkeys EA/AM-H5N2 21-Apr-15 72,500
MN Kandiyohi Mississippi Commercial Turkeys EA/AM-H5N2 21-Apr-15 61,000
MN Stearns Mississippi Commercial Turkeys EA/AM-H5N2 22-Apr-15 130,400
MN Stearns Mississippi Commercial Turkeys EA/AM-H5N2 22-Apr-15 53,900
MN Stearns Mississippi Commercial Turkeys EA/AM-H5N2 21-Apr-15 34,100
MN Meeker Mississippi Commercial Turkeys EA/AM-H5N2 21-Apr-15 10,700
MN Meeker Mississippi Commercial Turkeys EA/AM-H5N2 21-Apr-15 3,800,000
MN Cottonwood Mississippi Commercial Turkeys EA/AM-H5N2 20-Apr-15 pending
IA Osceola Mississippi Commercial Chickens EA/AM-H5N2 20-Apr-15 30,000
MN Wadena Mississippi Commercial Turkeys EA/AM-H5N2 20-Apr-15 301,000
MN Kandiyohi Mississippi Commercial Turkeys EA/AM-H5N2 20-Apr-15 61,000
SD Spink Mississippi Commercial Turkeys EA/AM-H5N2 20-Apr-15 33,300
MN Kandiyohi Mississippi Commercial Turkeys EA/AM-H5N2 17-Apr-15 9,000
MN Kandiyohi Mississippi Commercial Turkeys EA/AM-H5N2 17-Apr-15 23,000
WI Juneau Mississippi Backyard Mixed poultry EA/AM-H5N2 17-Apr-15 33
MN Roseau Mississippi Commercial Turkeys EA/AM-H5N2 16-Apr-15 26,000
WI Barron Mississippi Commercial Turkeys EA/AM-H5N2 16-Apr-15 126,700
MN Kandiyoh Mississippi Commercial Turkeys EA/AM-H5N2 15-Apr-15 152,000
MN Stearns Mississippi Commercial Turkeys EA/AM-H5N2 15-Apr-15 67,000
MN Otter Tail Mississippi Commercial Turkeys EA/AM-H5N2 15-Apr-15 21,000
SD Roberts Mississippi Commercial Turkeys EA/AM-H5N2 15-Apr-15 66,600
MN Meeker Mississippi Commercial Turkeys EA/AM-H5N2 14-Apr-15 20,000
MN Kandiyohi Mississippi Commercial Turkeys EA/AM-H5N2 14-Apr-15 30,000
MN Meeker Mississippi Commercial Turkeys EA/AM-H5N2 14-Apr-15 25,000
MN Redwood Mississippi Commercial Turkeys EA/AM-H5N2 14-Apr-15 56,000
MN Swift Mississippi Commercial Turkeys EA/AM-H5N2 14-Apr-15 154,000
IA Buena Vista Mississippi Commercial Turkeys EA/AM-H5N2 13-Apr-15 27,000
MN Stearns Mississippi Commercial Turkeys EA/AM-H5N2 13-Apr-15 76,000
MN Swift Mississippi Commercial Turkeys EA/AM-H5N2 13-Apr-15 160,000
MN Le Sueur Mississippi Commercial Turkeys EA/AM-H5N2 11-Apr-15 21,500
MN Kandiyohi Mississippi Commercial Turkeys EA/AM-H5N2 11-Apr-15 38,000
WI Jefferson Mississippi Commercial Chickens EA/AM-H5N2 11-Apr-15 200,000
ND Dickey Central Commercial Turkeys EA/AM-H5N2 10-Apr-15 40,000
SD McCook Central Commercial Turkeys EA/AM-H5N2 10-Apr-15 53,000
SD McPherson Central Commercial Turkeys EA/AM-H5N2 10-Apr-15 46,000
MN Cottonwood Mississippi Commercial Turkeys EA/AM-H5N2 9-Apr-15 48,000
MN Lyon Mississippi Commercial Turkeys EA/AM-H5N2 9-Apr-15 66,000
MN Stearns Mississippi Commercial Turkeys EA/AM-H5N2 9-Apr-15 45,000
MN Watonwan Mississippi Commercial Turkeys EA/AM-H5N2 9-Apr-15 30,000
SD Kingsbury Central Commercial Turkeys EA/AM-H5N2 8-Apr-15 34,000
MN Meeker Mississippi Commercial Turkeys EA/AM-H5N2 7-Apr-15 310,000
MN Kandiyohi Mississippi Commercial Turkeys EA/AM-H5N2 7-Apr-15 30,000
MN Kandiyohi Mississippi Commercial Turkeys EA/AM-H5N2 4-Apr-15 26,000
MN Stearns Mississippi Commercial Turkeys EA/AM-H5N2 4-Apr-15 76,000
MN Stearns Mississippi Commercial Turkeys EA/AM-H5N2 2-Apr-15 71,000
MN Nobles Mississippi Commercial Turkeys EA/AM-H5N2 2-Apr-15 21,000
MT Judith Basin Central Backyard Mixed poultry EA/AM-H5N2 2-Apr-15 40
SD Beadle Central Commercial Turkeys EA/AM-H5N2 1-Apr-15 53,000
MN Stearns Mississippi Commercial Turkeys EA/AM-H5N2 28-Mar-15 39,000
MN Lac Qui Parle Mississippi Commercial Turkeys EA/AM-H5N2 27-Mar-15 66,000
KS Leavenworth Central Backyard Mixed poultry EA/AM-H5N2 13-Mar-15 10
AR Boone Mississippi Commercial Turkeys EA/AM-H5N2 11-Mar-15 40,020
MO Moniteau Mississippi Commercial Turkeys EA/AM-H5N2 10-Mar-15 13,850
MO Jasper Mississippi Commercial Turkeys EA/AM-H5N2 9-Mar-15 15,620
MN Pope Mississippi Commercial Turkeys EA/AM-H5N2 4-Mar-15 26,310
OR Deschutes Pacific Backyard Mixed poultry EA/AM-H5N2 17-Feb-15 70
CA Kings Pacific Commercial Chicken EA-H5N8 12-Feb-15 112,900
WA Okanogan Pacific Backyard Chicken EA/AM-H5N2 3-Feb-15 40
WA Okanogan Pacific Backyard Pheasant EA/AM-H5N2 29-Jan-15 5,830
CA Stanislaus Pacific Commercial Turkeys EA-H5N8 23-Jan-15 134,400
ID Canyon Pacific Backyard Mixed poultry EA/AM-H5N2 16-Jan-15 30
WA Clallam Pacific Backyard Mixed poultry EA/AM-H5N2 16-Jan-15 110
WA Benton Pacific Backyard Mixed poultry EA/AM-H5N2 9-Jan-15 590
WA Benton Pacific Backyard Mixed poultry EA/AM-H5N2 3-Jan-15 140
OR Douglas Pacific Backyard Mixed poultry EA -H5N8 19-Dec-14 130
Totals 15,453,273
* References to EA and AM under avian influenza subtype indicate Eurasian and American strains of the virus.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2015 7:20 pm 
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Affected Counties
April 29, 2015
County

Total # of Birds on Premises

(prior to death/euthanasia)

Type of Poultry

Pope 1 44,000 Commercial Turkey
Lac Qui Parle 1 66,000 Commercial Turkey
Stearns 1 39,000 Commercial Turkey
Nobles 21,000 Commercial Turkey
Stearns 2 71,000 Commercial Turkey
Stearns 3 76,000 Commercial Turkey
Kandiyohi 1 26,000 Commercial Turkey
Kandiyohi 2 30,000 Commercial Turkey
Meeker 1 310,000 Commercial Turkey
Cottonwood 1 48,000 Commercial Turkey
Lyon 1 66,000 Commercial Turkey
Watonwan 1 30,000 Commercial Turkey
Stearns 4 45,000 Commercial Turkey
Kandiyohi 3 38,000 Commercial Turkey
Stearns 5 76,000 Commercial Turkey
Le Sueur 1 21,500 Commercial Turkey
Swift 1 160,000 Commercial Turkey
Swift 2 154,000 Commercial Turkey
Redwood 1 56,000 Commercial Turkey
Meeker 2 25,000 Commercial Turkey
Meeker 3 20,000 Commercial Turkey
Kandiyohi 4 30,000 Commercial Turkey
Otter Tail 1 21,000 Commercial Turkey
Roseau 1 26,000 Commercial Turkey
Kandiyohi 5 152,000 Commercial Turkey
Stearns 6 67,000 Commercial Turkey
Kandiyohi 6 23,000 Commercial Turkey
Kandiyohi 7 9,000 Commercial Turkey
Wadena 1 301,000 Commercial Turkey
Cottonwood 2 30,000 Commercial Turkey
Kandiyohi 8 61,000 Commercial Turkey
Otter Tail 2 34,500 Commercial Turkey
Redwood 2 35,500 Commercial Turkey
Kandiyohi 9 75,000 Commercial Turkey
Kandiyohi 12 19,100 Commercial Turkey
Kandiyohi 13 34,500 Commercial Turkey
Kandiyohi 14 61,000 Commercial Turkey
Kandiyohi 15 80,300 Commercial Turkey
Stearns 7 28,600 Commercial Turkey
Stearns 8 72,500 Commercial Turkey
Stearns 9 53,800 Commercial Turkey
Meeker 4 58,900 Commercial Turkey
Meeker 5 46,000 Commercial Turkey
Meeker 6 10,700 Commercial Turkey
Pipestone 1 150 Mixed Backyard
Kandiyohi 10 62,600 Commercial Turkey
Clay 1 265,382 Layer Chickens
Kandiyohi 16 36,900 Commercial Turkey
Kandiyohi 17 25,000 Commercial Turkey
Chippewa 68,000 Commercial Turkey
Kandiyohi 11 4,900 Commercial Turkey
Kandiyohi 18 42,900 Commercial Turkey
Kandiyohi 19 67,000 Commercial Turkey
Redwood 3* 11,100 Commercial Turkey
Redwood 4 24,300 Commercial Turkey
Stearns 10 27,000 Commercial Turkey
Steele 1 pending Commercial Turkey
Kandiyohi 20 pending Commercial Turkey
Kandiyohi 21 pending Commercial Turkey
Kandiyohi 22 pending Commercial Turkey
Kandiyohi 23 pending Commercial Turkey
Kandiyohi 24 pending Commercial Turkey
Kandiyohi 25 pending Commercial Turkey
Stearns 11 pending Commercial Turkey
Stearns 12 pending Layer Chickens
Swift 3 pending Commercial Turkey
Meeker 7 72,400 Commercial Turkey


Total number of birds affected in Minnesota: 3,460,532 (not including pending flocks)
Total number of farms affected: 67
Total number of counties: 19

https://www.bah.state.mn.us/avian-influ ... d-counties

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Location: Pittsburgh, PA USA
Affected Counties
May 1, 2015
County

Total # of Birds on Premises

Type of Poultry

Pope 1 44,000 Commercial Turkey
Lac Qui Parle 1 66,000 Commercial Turkey
Stearns 1 39,000 Commercial Turkey
Nobles 21,000 Commercial Turkey
Stearns 2 71,000 Commercial Turkey
Stearns 3 76,000 Commercial Turkey
Kandiyohi 1 26,000 Commercial Turkey
Kandiyohi 2 30,000 Commercial Turkey
Meeker 1 310,000 Commercial Turkey
Cottonwood 1 48,000 Commercial Turkey
Lyon 1 66,000 Commercial Turkey
Watonwan 1 30,000 Commercial Turkey
Stearns 4 45,000 Commercial Turkey
Kandiyohi 3 38,000 Commercial Turkey
Stearns 5 76,000 Commercial Turkey
Le Sueur 1 21,500 Commercial Turkey
Swift 1 160,000 Commercial Turkey
Swift 2 154,000 Commercial Turkey
Redwood 1 56,000 Commercial Turkey
Meeker 2 25,000 Commercial Turkey
Meeker 3 20,000 Commercial Turkey
Kandiyohi 4 30,000 Commercial Turkey
Otter Tail 1 21,000 Commercial Turkey
Roseau 1 26,000 Commercial Turkey
Kandiyohi 5 152,000 Commercial Turkey
Stearns 6 67,000 Commercial Turkey
Kandiyohi 6 23,000 Commercial Turkey
Kandiyohi 7 9,000 Commercial Turkey
Wadena 1 301,000 Commercial Turkey
Cottonwood 2 30,000 Commercial Turkey
Kandiyohi 8 61,000 Commercial Turkey
Otter Tail 2 34,500 Commercial Turkey
Redwood 2 35,500 Commercial Turkey
Kandiyohi 9 75,000 Commercial Turkey
Kandiyohi 12 19,100 Commercial Turkey
Kandiyohi 13 34,500 Commercial Turkey
Kandiyohi 14 61,000 Commercial Turkey
Kandiyohi 15 80,300 Commercial Turkey
Stearns 7 28,600 Commercial Turkey
Stearns 8 72,500 Commercial Turkey
Stearns 9 53,800 Commercial Turkey
Meeker 4 58,900 Commercial Turkey
Meeker 5 46,000 Commercial Turkey
Meeker 6 10,700 Commercial Turkey
Pipestone 1 150 Mixed Backyard
Kandiyohi 10 62,600 Commercial Turkey
Clay 1 265,382 Layer Chickens
Kandiyohi 16 36,900 Commercial Turkey
Kandiyohi 17 25,000 Commercial Turkey
Chippewa 68,000 Commercial Turkey
Kandiyohi 11 4,900 Commercial Turkey
Kandiyohi 18 42,900 Commercial Turkey
Kandiyohi 19 67,000 Commercial Turkey
Redwood 3 11,100 Commercial Turkey
Redwood 4 24,300 Commercial Turkey
Stearns 10 27,000 Commercial Turkey
Steele 1 96,700 Commercial Turkey
Kandiyohi 20 71,200 Commercial Turkey
Kandiyohi 21 8,400 Commercial Turkey
Kandiyohi 22 32,100 Commercial Turkey
Kandiyohi 23 2,700 Commercial Turkey
Kandiyohi 24 6,000 Commercial Turkey
Kandiyohi 25 11,200 Commercial Turkey
Stearns 11 5,000 Commercial Turkey
Stearns 12 202,500 Layer Chickens
Swift 3 18,000 Commercial Turkey
Meeker 7 72,400 Commercial Turkey
Otter Tail 3 36,400 Commercial Turkey
Stearns 13 14,800 Commercial Turkey
Stearns 14 20,500 Commercial Turkey
Kandiyohi 26 7,400 Commercial Turkey
Meeker 8 8,200 Commercial Turkey


Total number of birds affected in Minnesota: 4,001,632
Total number of farms affected: 72
Total number of counties: 19

https://www.bah.state.mn.us/avian-influ ... d-counties

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