Bracing for the bird flu
Highly-pathogenic virus confirmed in BV County
March 10, 2022
A menace that crashed the poultry industry in 2015 has returned to the Hawkeye State.
The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship and the USDA on Monday announced a positive case of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in Buena Vista County. The virus was found in a commercial 50,000-head turkey flock, which was destroyed.
"[We] are working diligently with producers to trace back, control and eradicate this disease from our state," Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig said in a news release. "Protecting the health of our livestock and Iowa's agriculture-based economy are...