Bird flu case found at Pennsylvania duck farm

A seventh flock has tested positive for avian flu in Lancaster County. The US Department of Agriculture says this is the first duck farm in the area to be impacted. On Monday, 19,000 birds were killed to try to contain the bird flu. The expanded zone includes portions of:Lancaster County Lebanon CountyYork CountySeventh avian flu caseThe case marks the seventh in the state since the bird flu was identified in late April at the Kreider Farms egg-laying facility in Donegal, Lancaster County. So far, nearly 4 million chickens have been killed in an effort to contain the avian flu.Poultry is a $7 billion industry in Pennsylvania.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.Avian flu riskThere is no risk to the public, and poultry and eggs are safe to eat if cooked properly. But HPAI is highly infectious ​and can be fatal to domestic birds (chickens, ducks, geese, quail, pheasants, guinea fowl and turkeys).According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, avian influenza detections do not present an immediate public health concern.

A seventh flock has tested positive for avian flu in Lancaster County.

The US Department of Agriculture says this is the first duck farm in the area to be impacted.

On Monday, 19,000 birds were killed to try to contain the bird flu.

This latest case also expands Pennsylvania’s control zone further north (see map below).

The expanded zone includes portions of:

  • Lancaster County
  • Lebanon County
  • York County
A map shows the expanded avian control zone in south-central Pennsylvania.

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The avian flu control zone has expected in south-central Pennsylvania.

Seventh avian flu box

The case marks the seventh in the state since the bird flu was identified in late April at the Kreider Farms egg-laying facility in Donegal, Lancaster County.

So far, nearly 4 million chickens have been killed in an effort to contain the avian flu.

Poultry is a $7 billion industry in Pennsylvania.

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.

Avian flu risk

There is no risk to the public, and poultry and eggs are safe to eat if cooked properly.

But HPAI is highly infectious ​and can be fatal to domestic birds (chickens, ducks, geese, quail, pheasants, guinea fowl and turkeys).

According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, avian influenza detections do not present an immediate public health concern.

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