Bird flu case found on Pennsylvania duck farm

A seventh flock has tested positive for bird flu in Lancaster County. The US Department of Agriculture says this is the first duck farm in the area to be affected. On Monday, 19,000 birds were killed in an attempt to contain bird flu. The latter case also extends Pennsylvania’s control zone further north (see map below). The expanded zone includes parts of: Lancaster County, Lebanon County, York County, Seventh Case of Avian Flu. It is the seventh case in the state since bird flu was diagnosed in late April at the Kreider Farms egg-laying facility in Donegal, Lancaster County. So far, nearly 4 million chickens have been killed in an effort to contain bird flu. Poultry is a $7 billion industry in Pennsylvania. Report Cases of Bird Flu If you suspect live poultry may be infected, you are asked to report it to the Pennsylvania Bureau of Animal Health and Diagnosis Service at 717-772-2852. That number is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Symptoms of bird flu in poultry include a lack of energy and appetite. Bird flu risk There is no risk to the public and poultry and eggs are safe to eat when cooked properly. But HPAI is highly contagious and can be fatal to domestic birds (chickens, ducks, geese, quail, pheasants, guinea fowl, and turkeys). According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, bird flu detections are not immediately visible to the public. take care of health.

A seventh flock has tested positive for bird flu in Lancaster County.

The United States Department of Agriculture says this is the area’s first duck farm to be affected.

On Monday, 19,000 birds were killed to contain the bird flu.

This latest case also expands Pennsylvania’s control zone further north (see map below).

The expanded zone includes parts of:

  • Lancaster County
  • Lebanon County
  • York County
A map shows the expanded bird control zone in south-central Pennsylvania.

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The bird flu control zone has been expected in south-central Pennsylvania.

Seventh case of bird flu

The case marks the seventh in the state since bird flu was diagnosed in late April at the Kreider Farms egg-laying facility in Donegal, Lancaster County.

So far, nearly 4 million chickens have been killed in an effort to contain bird flu.

Poultry is a $7 billion industry in Pennsylvania.

Report cases of bird flu

If you suspect live poultry is infected, you are asked to report it to the Pennsylvania Bureau of Animal Health and Diagnostic Service at 717-772-2852. That number is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Symptoms of bird flu in poultry include a lack of energy and appetite.

Risk of bird flu

There is no risk to the public and poultry and eggs are safe to eat when cooked properly.

But HPAI is highly contagious and can be fatal to domestic birds (chickens, ducks, geese, quail, pheasants, guinea fowl, and turkeys).

According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, bird flu detections are not an immediate public health concern.

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