HEALTH ALERT: Bird flu identified in Barron County

Published: Apr. 9, 2022 at 11:51 AM CDT
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MADISON, Wis. (WBAY) - The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) identified bird flu in a commercial poultry flock in Barron County.

This is Wisconsin’s fourth detection of bird flu, also known as Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) among domestic flocks.

DATCP and the U.S. Department of Agriculture are working with animal health officials on a joint incident response.

Birds on the property will be depopulated to prevent the spread of the disease.

In an effort to further prevent the spread of the bird flu, DATCP issued an order on April 7 immediately suspending poultry shows and exhibits through May 31, 2022.

Poultry owners are asked to continue using preventative measures and, when possible, move their birds indoors.

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