State’s Second Case Of Bird Flu Reported In Cherokee County

Cherokee, Iowa — A second case of avian influenza is now confirmed in the state.

The case reported Sunday by the Iowa Department of Agriculture involves a Cherokee County commercial turkey flock with more than 100 thousand birds. The first spring case reported May 28th was in a commercial chicken laying facility with 4.2 million birds in Sioux County.

Governor Kim Reynolds issued a state disaster proclamation for both outbreaks, which allows Iowa Homeland Security and other agencies to assist the counties in the rapid detection, containment, disposal, and disinfection of the avian flu.


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