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Number of Wisconsin flocks with bird flu rises to 10
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The number of Wisconsin farms where bird flu has been detected keeps rising....

Bird flu virus found in 4 more Iowa poultry operations
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Officials say the bird flu virus has been found in four more locations in Iowa, bringing the total number of poultry that must be killed in the state to more than 19 million....

Bird flu strikes biggest Minnesota farm yet; 1.1M chickens
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Bird flu has struck its biggest operation yet in Minnesota - a farm with over 1.1 million chickens in Nicollet County of south-central Minnesota....

Dayton behind loan proposal for farmers hit by bird flu
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Gov. Mark Dayton says he's behind a move to offer loans to Minnesota poultry farmers hit hard by bird flu....

8th case of bird flu detected in Wisconsin
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- An eighth case of bird flu virus has been detected in Wisconsin....

Illinois working with zoos, businesses to prevent bird flu
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- The Illinois Department of Agriculture is working with businesses, zoos and bird owners to reduce the risk of bird flu....

Bird flu virus raises questions scientists working to answer
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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- It's been five months since the H5N2 bird flu virus was discovered in the United States, and producers have lost 21 million birds in the Midwest alone. Yet, researchers acknowledge they still know little about a bird flu virus that's endangered turkey and egg-laying chicken populations that supply much of the nation....

Branstad declares state of emergency in response to bird flu
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- A state of emergency was declared Friday by Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad with nearly 17 million chickens and turkeys dead, dying or scheduled to be euthanized due to a widening bird flu outbreak....

North Dakota zoos take precautions against bird flu
MINOT, N.D. (AP) -- Many of the birds at Minot's Roosevelt Park Zoo won't be available for viewing when the zoo opens for the season Saturday, as officials take precautions against bird flu....

Iowa: 5 additional bird flu cases; chicken losses total 15M
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Five more Iowa farms likely have been affected by the deadly H5N2 bird flu virus, including an egg-laying operation with 5.5 million chickens, Iowa agriculture officials said Thursday....