ST PAUL — The State Emergency Operations Center remains activated and ready to assist for any needs relating to the state’s response to avian influenza. The Joint Information Center will continue to announce any additional cases or significant developments when they occur.
Additional HPAI case in Minnesota
The Minnesota Board of Animal Health today announced one presumptive positive flock. The following Minnesota county is affected:
- Kandiyohi – 40th detection (turkeys, information on flock size coming soon)
Total number of affected farms – 108
Total number of counties – 23
Farms by county/Number of flocks
||Otter Tail: 3
|Lac Qui Parle: 1
||Watonwan: 1 |
Total number of birds affected in Minnesota – 8,871,432 (not including pending flock sizes)
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 approved for 103 of the affected premises
- Birds on 102 of the affected farms have been euthanized
The carcass disposal process is complete on 62 of the affected farms. These farms are cleared for cleaning and disinfecting
o View the USDA’s fact sheet on cleaning and disinfection
Control areas released from quarantine
Once certain criteria is met, HPAI control areas are released from quarantine. This means that poultry producers and backyard flock owners of non-infected premises are no longer restricted in moving poultry or poultry products off of or onto their farms. To date, the following HPAI control areas have been released from quarantine in the following counties:
The affected farms in these counties remain under quarantine.
Please visit mnairesponse.info
to learn more about Minnesota’s response to avian influenza.
Instead of daily updates, the State Emergency Operations Center will only send news releases when a new presumptive positive flock is identified or if there is a significant development.