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Additional detections of avian influenza confirmed in Montana

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Helena — The Montana Department of Livestoc confirmed Thursday that highly pathogenic avian influenza — HPAI — killed a small backyard poultry flock in Flathead County.

The case marks the 16th HPAI affected flock in the state since the start of the outbreak in March. The 2022 HPAI variant continues to have a significant effect on commercial and backyard flocks, with more than 56 million birds in 47 states affected nationally.

Avian influenza is an infectious viral disease of birds that can cause high mortality in domestic flocks.

Migratory waterfowl are the primary source of HPAI...

 

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