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USDA confirms bird flu at 5th South Dakota turkey farm
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) -- Five commercial turkey farms in South Dakota have now been infected with a bird flu strain that's led to the deaths of more than 250,000 turkeys in the state and over 2.4 million birds in the Midwest....

Correction: Bird Flu story
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- In a story April 16 about bird flu, The Associated Press reported erroneously that recent outbreaks had led to the death of more than 2.5 million turkeys and chickens. The correct figure at the time was more than 2.4 million, and not all the birds slated to be euthanized had been....

No. 1 egg-producing state aims to keep bird flu out
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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- The discovery of bird flu on an Iowa turkey farm has raised serious concerns that the poultry-killing virus could find its way into chicken barns in the nation's top egg-producing state and rapidly decimate flocks that provide the U.S. with its breakfast staple....

USDA confirms fifth South Dakota turkey farm has bird flu
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) -- A bird flu strain that's led to the deaths of more than 2.5 million birds in the Midwest has been confirmed at a fifth commercial turkey farm in South Dakota....

Minnesota confirms 4 new cases of H5N2 bird flu
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Minnesota officials have confirmed four more cases of a bird flu strain that's cost the state's turkey producers over 1.6 million birds....

Wisconsin confirms 2nd and 3rd outbreaks of bird flu
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin has confirmed its second and third outbreaks of a form of bird flu that's deadly to poultry....

USDA veterinarian: Bird flu outbreak could be 'devastating'
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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's chief veterinary officer says the country's poultry industry may have to live with a deadly bird flu strain for several years and it could be devastating....

Bird flu spreads to Iowa turkey flock; 6th Midwest state
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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- A bird-flu strain that has already led to the deaths of nearly 2 million turkeys nationwide spread to an Iowa turkey farm, authorities said on Tuesday, bringing to six the number of states hit with the outbreak that was also confirmed at eight more farms in Minnesota....

New Mexico duck tests positive for bird flu
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- A duck at the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge in southern New Mexico, one of the nation's premier birding spots, has tested positive for a highly virulent strain of bird flu, state officials said Tuesday....

Bird flu confirmed in Iowa turkey flock
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- A bird-flu strain that has already hit numerous turkey farms in the Midwest has been found in a turkey flock in northwest Iowa....