- Associated Press - Monday, June 8, 2015

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Iowa agriculture officials are reporting an additional farm infected with bird flu in Sioux County. It’s the 18th case in the county and was found in a flock of 3,800 birds of various species. An Iowa Department of Agriculture spokesman says he can’t be more specific about what type of farm is infected or what species of birds are involved.

It is the 73rd case of bird flu in Iowa. The outbreak has cost the state more than 29 million birds including 24 million egg-laying chickens and 3.8 million pullets, young chickens raised to be egg layers. The state also has lost 1.2 million turkeys.

State officials say all infected turkeys have been removed from barns and 26 million chickens have been humanely euthanized.

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