Latest Bird flu News

Bird flu forces egg farm to euthanize 3 million chickens

Sep. 07, 2022 15:38 PM EDT

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — An outbreak of bird flu that has led to the deaths of 43 million chickens and turkeys this year across the U.S. has been found at a giant egg-laying operation in Ohio, state and federal agriculture officials said Wednesday. The case confirmed over the weekend in...

Deadly bird flu returns to Midwest earlier than expected

Aug. 31, 2022 18:01 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Bird flu has returned to the Midwest earlier than authorities expected after a lull of several months, with the highly pathogenic disease being detected in two commercial turkey flocks in western Minnesota and a hobby flock in Indiana, officials said Wednesday. ...

Could be months before sanctuary reopens after bird flu

Aug. 30, 2022 18:37 PM EDT

It could be months before a Georgia animal sanctuary reopens after being closed by bird flu that killed wild vultures roosting there, part of an outbreak that has led to 40.3 million deaths in commercial and backyard flocks nationwide. A note on the Noah’s Ark website Tuesday said...

Bird flu kills 700 black vultures, closes animal sanctuary

Aug. 23, 2022 15:18 PM EDT

LOCUST GROVE, Ga. (AP) — Bird flu has killed hundreds of wild black vultures at a Georgia sanctuary that houses more than 1,500 other animals. No other birds at Noah's Ark have tested positive for or shown symptoms of the highly pathogenic H5N1 strain, sanctuary officials told news...

Alaska fair cancels poultry exhibits amid bird flu concerns

Aug. 05, 2022 15:13 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Officials with the Alaska State Fair have decided against the usual array of poultry exhibits this year amid avian flu concerns. Fair CEO Jerome Hertel in a statement said officials believed it was best "to err on the side of caution." The...

'Unusual': Feds investigate seal deaths linked to avian flu

Jul. 20, 2022 13:20 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The deaths of dozens of seals off the coast of Maine has been deemed an “unusual mortality event,” sparking a federal investigation into strandings that appear linked to avian influenza. The seal strandings began in June and 159 have been reported through...

Ban on North Dakota poultry events lifted, too late for fair

Jul. 18, 2022 14:42 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota animal health officials are ending a ban on poultry events that was instituted when bird flu was on the rise. However, the decision by the State Board of Animal Health comes too late for State Fair poultry exhibits this year. The...