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Bird flu outbreak spreads to Thurston County flock

Bird Flu detected in Pierce and Thurston Counties.
Credit: Washington State Department of Agriculture

Bird Flu now detected in a Thurston County flock

+ KOMO-4 TV, Seattle: Bird flu outbreak continues in Washington state after Thurston County flock tests positive

Yet another county has a confirmed bird flu outbreak, making it nine flocks in seven counties over the past two weeks.

The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) confirmed a Thurston County flock of chicken, geese, guinea fowl and ducks has tested positive. The flock will be euthanized.

The state is still urging flock owners to cautiously watch over them and ensure the spread stops until at least 30 days after the last confirmed infection.

The big concern, according to the WSDA, is keeping these flocks away from wild waterfowl.

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+ The Olympia: WA state detects bird flu in Thurston County flock, advises markets to close statewide – The flock will be euthanized to contain the spread of the highly pathogenic virus.

State agriculture officials confirmed a Thurston County flock tested positive for bird flu on Tuesday, and on Thursday the Washington state veterinarian called for poultry markets to close for a month. Highly pathogenic avian influenza has been confirmed in nine domestic flocks in seven counties across Washington state. The latest detection occurred in Thurston County near Yelm.

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Posted by Steve on May 20, 2022 at 12:01 am | Permalink

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