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Another chicken farm in Buena Vista County gets bird flu

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    The number of bird flu cases keep adding up. Thursday, we learned about another positive test in Buena Vista County in western Iowa -- the 63rd farm infected in 15 counties. As it spreads, one challenge is how to get rid of all the birds that have to be killed. More >>
    The number of bird flu cases keep adding up. Thursday, we learned about another positive test in Buena Vista County in western Iowa -- the 63rd farm infected in 15 counties. As it spreads, one challenge is how to get rid of all the birds that have to be killed. More >>
DES MOINES (AP) - Another chicken farm in Buena Vista County has tested positive for bird flu, the 17th farm in that northwest Iowa county to get the virus.

Iowa Department of Agriculture officials on Thursday did not have an immediate count on the number of chickens housed at the egg-laying facility.

The new case brings Iowa's total to 63 farms infected in 15 counties and more than 25.5 million birds dead, dying or scheduled to be euthanized.

Iowa has reported 11 new outbreaks this week.

The disease prompted state officials to cancel poultry shows at fairs in the state this summer.

Across the Midwest, the U.S. Department of Agriculture puts the bird loss at nearly 39 million, mostly chickens and turkeys.


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