Avian flu confirmed at fifth Lancaster County facility

WE KNOW ABOUT THE NEWEST LOCATION. PORERTER: IT IS CLASSIFIED AS A COMMERALCI TABLE BIG LAYER FACILITY, THAT THOSE OF THE CHICKENS THAT LAY THE EGGS THAT YOU BUY AT THE GROCERY STORE. CONFIRMATION CAME TODAY FROM THE USDA RESULTING IN THE KILLING OF MORE THAN 300,000 CHICKS.EN THIS IS THE FIFTH FLOCK HIT BY THE AVIAN FLU IN LANCASTER COUNTYN I THE LAST TWO WEEKS. 3.8 MILLION BIRDS HAVE BEEN EUTHANIZED SFAO R. WE DO KNOW THAT THE FIRST FOUR LOCATIONS HAVE ALL BEEN WITHIN THAT SIX MILE RADSIU OF THE FIRST CONFIRM CDASE. AT THIS POINT, WE DO NOT KNOW WHERE THE FIFTH FACILITY IS LOCAD,TE ONLY THAT IT IS IN LANCASTER COUN.TY AVIAN FLU IS DEADLY TO BIRDS AND CAN SPREAD RAPIDLY FROM FLOCK TO FLOCK BUT IT IS SAFE FOR US TO EAT. IN PENNSYLVANIA, THIS IS A BIG DEAL

Avian flu confirmed at fifth facility in Lancaster County

Avian flu has been confirmed at a fifth location in Lancaster County.It’s at a commercial egg layer facility. That means those chickens lay the eggs that are sold at grocery stores. The US Department of Agriculture said more than 300,000 birds had to be euthanized. More than 3.5 million birds have also been killed at four other farms in Lancaster County because of the virus. Those four farms are located in an avian flu control zone. The USDA didn’t release the location of the fifth facility. Report avian flu casesIf 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 avian flu in poultry include a lack of energy and appetite. While avian flu is deadly to birds, it’s still safe to eat chickens and eggs.

Avian flu has been confirmed at a fifth location in Lancaster County.

It’s at a commercial egg layer facility. That means those chickens lay the eggs that are sold at grocery stores.

The US Department of Agriculture said more than 300,000 birds had to be euthanized.

More than 3.5 million birds have also been killed at four other farms in Lancaster County because of the virus.

Those four farms are located in an avian flu control zone. The USDA didn’t release the location of the fifth facility.

Report avian flu cases

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 avian flu in poultry include a lack of energy and appetite.

While avian flu is deadly to birds, it’s still safe to eat chickens and eggs.

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