Avian 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 affected area. On Monday, 19,000 birds were culled to try to contain bird flu. This latest case also expands Pennsylvania’s zone of control further north (see map below). The expanded area includes parts of: Lancaster County Lebanon County York County Seventh case of avian flu The case marks the seventh in the state since avian flu was identified in late April at the Kreider Farms spawning facility in Donegal , Lancaster County. Nearly 4 million chickens have been culled so far in an effort to contain bird flu. The poultry industry is a $7 billion industry in Pennsylvania. Report Avian Flu Cases If you suspect live poultry are infected, you are asked to report it to the Office of Animal Health and Diagnostic Services at 717-772-2852. That number is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Symptoms of bird flu in birds include lack of energy and appetite. Avian Flu Risk There is no risk to the public, and birds and eggs are safe to eat if properly cooked. But HPAI is highly infectious and can be deadly to domestic birds (chickens, ducks, geese, quail, pheasants, guinea fowl, and turkeys). According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention health concern.

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 affected area.

On Monday, 19,000 birds were culled to try to contain bird flu.

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

The enlarged area includes portions of:

  • Lancaster County
  • Lebanon County
  • york county
A map shows the expanded Avian Control Zone in south-central Pennsylvania.

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The avian flu control zone is expected to be in south-central Pennsylvania.

Seventh case of bird flu

The case marks the seventh in the state since bird flu was identified in late April at the Kreider Farms spawning facility in Donegal, Lancaster County.

Nearly 4 million chickens have been culled so far in an effort to contain bird flu.

Poultry farming is a $7 billion industry in Pennsylvania.

Report cases of bird flu

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

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

bird flu risk

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

But HPAI is highly infectious 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, avian influenza detections do not present an immediate public health concern.

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