- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 22, 2015

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Wisconsin has reported another case of bird flu, this time at a large farm in Jefferson County.

The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection says the latest outbreak hit an egg facility with 800,000 hens. Spokeswoman Raechelle Cline says initial tests show it’s an H5 virus, but results are still pending to confirm whether it’s the same H5N2 virus that has struck commercial poultry farms across the Midwest.

Earlier Wednesday, the agency reported an H5 infection in a flock of 87,000 turkeys in Chippewa County. Hormel Foods Corp. confirms that facility is owned by its Jennie-O Turkey Store division.

All birds in the two flocks that haven’t died from the flu will be killed.

The latest discovery raises the number of Wisconsin cases to five.


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