New HPAI case reported in Wisconsin

Highly pathogenic avian influenza took a warm, three-month-long break but has returned to Wisconsin. 

The Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection says the most recent case was confirmed Friday and is a backyard flock of seven birds in St. Croix County.

Another 115 birds were depopulated from a non-commercial flock in Washington County in August.  DATCP says 70-thousand turkeys were depopulated from two commercial farms in Dunn County after the disease was detected on September 27th, and 10-thousand ducks were depopulated from two commercial farms in Racine County after HPAI was found on September 26th.

The agency is asking people working around poultry to use enhanced biosecurity practices and keep the birds indoors to avoid exposure to wild birds if possible.

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