Avian flu found at fourth Lancaster County facility

Avian flu found at fourth location in Lancaster County

Avian flu has been confirmed at a fourth location in Lancaster County. Broiler refers to birds raised for meat production.More than 50,000 chickens at the facility were euthanized.Nearly 3.5 million birds were destroyed at the other three farms where avian flu was found.The first case was discovered at Kreider Farms in East Donegal Township.A control zone has been set up in a six-mile radius around that farm. More than 100 poultry farms in the control zone are required to increase cleaning and disinfecting, and testing is conducted regularly. All of the locations where avian flu has been found have been in the control zone.

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

The US Department of Agriculture reports the positive case was found Friday in a commercial broiler production facility. Broiler refers to birds raised for meat production.

More than 50,000 chickens at the facility were euthanized.

Nearly 3.5 million birds were destroyed at the other three farms where avian flu was found.

The first case was discovered at Kreider Farms in East Donegal Township.

A control zone has been set up in a six-mile radius around that farm.

More than 100 poultry farms in the control zone are required to increase cleaning and disinfecting, and testing is conducted regularly.

All of the locations where avian flu has been found have been in the control zone.

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