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    Bird flu reported in mixed bird flock in Franklin County
    March 15, 2022Updated: March 15, 2022 3:26 p.m.

    OTTAWA, Kan. (AP) — A flock of birds in Franklin County in northeast Kansas have been diagnosed with avian influenza, better known as bird flu, federal and state agriculture officials said.

    The affected flock is a mixture of chickens, ducks and other birds on a home farm said Heather Lansdowne, a spokeswoman with the Kansas Department of Agriculture...

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      Bird flu now reported in Sedgwick County
      Posted By: George Lawson March 19, 2022 @ 6:05 am Local News,

      The Kansas Department of Agriculture has identified two more counties with confirmed cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza, commonly known as bird flu.

      The cases were found in non-commercial backyard mixed-species flocks in rural Sedgwick County and in Dickinson County. State officials are working with the U.S. Department of Agriculture on a response. Birds on both properties will be depopulated to prevent the spread of the disease.

      Cases of bird flu have been reported in Missouri, and activity was also reported in Franklin County in eastern Kansas...


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        First commercial case of bird flu found in McPherson County
        April 11, 2022
        Updated: April 11, 2022 2:24 p.m.

        TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The first case of bird flu in a Kansas commercial operation has been confirmed in a turkey flock in McPherson, state and federal agriculture officials announced Monday.

        Previously, avian influenza had been confirmed only in four backyard flocks in Kansas.

        The Kansas Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is working with the McPherson firm, according to a statement from the state agriculture department...


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            Popular Kansas attraction closes temporarily due to bird flu
            By Betsy Webster
            Posted: October 6, 2022 9:06 AM
            Updated: October 6, 2022 1:29 PM

            OVERLAND PARK, Kansas (KCTV) — One of the area’s most popular family attractions will be closed on Thursday because of bird flu.

            The avian influenza virus was discovered in geese at the Deanna Rose Children’s Homestead in Overland Park.

            The hands-on, early 1900s, farm life experience closed two hours early on Wednesday. They’ll be using the time Wednesday to drain ponds, sanitize enclosures and quarantine the animals most at risk...


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              Kansas farm quarantined, reporting area established in Topeka for bird flu
              by: Matthew Self
              Posted: Oct 20, 2022 / 03:26 PM CDT
              Updated: Oct 20, 2022 / 03:34 PM CDT

              SHAWNEE COUNTY (KSNT) – A backyard flock of birds has been confirmed to have a case of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in Shawnee County.

              This latest case of HPAI, also known as the bird flu, was identified by the Kansas Department of Agriculture. It is the third confirmed case of HPAI in Kansas this fall. Six cases were identified earlier this year in March and April for a total of nine counties across the state so far in 2022.

              “The widespread nature of the positive premises in Kansas is proof that all counties are susceptible to HPAI because the risk is from the wild birds traveling across the state,” said Dr. Justin Smith, Kansas Animal Health Commissioner. “If you have not yet taken steps to protect your backyard flocks, now is the time to take this threat seriously.”...


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                By Roy Graber
                on January 18, 2023
                Another Kansas gamebird flock struck by avian flu
                The latest case involved 8,900 birds in Mitchell County

                A commercial upland gamebird operation in Kansas is the most recent case of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) to be reported in the United States.

                According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), HPAI was confirmed an upland gamebird flock in Mitchell County on January 17. There were 6,900 birds in the flock.

                This is the second case of 2023 in which a U.S. upland gamebird flock was infected with HPAI. The first case was also in Kansas. On January 4, a flock of 8,900 birds in Anderson County was affected, according to APHIS...


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                  KDA waits for confirmation on case of avian influenza in Pottawatomie County
                  By Shayndel Jones
                  Published: Dec. 1, 2023 at 4:54 PM EST|Updated: 23 hours ago

                  MANHATTAN, Kan. (WIBW) - Kansas Department of Agriculture is waiting for confirmation on a possible positive case of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in Pottawatomie County.

                  Kansas Department of Agriculture officials said if confirmed, this will be the first case of HPAI in Kansas this fall...


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                    Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. Reports Positive Test Result for Avian Influenza at Kansas Facility
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                    RIDGELAND, Miss.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 12, 2023-- Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ: CALM) (“Cal-Maine Foods” or “Company”) today reported that one of the Company’s facilities in Kansas tested positive for highly pathogenic avian influenza (“HPAI”), affecting approximately 684,000 laying hens, or approximately 1.6% of the Company’s total flock.

                    Production at the facility has temporarily ceased as the Company follows the protocols prescribed by the USDA. Cal-Maine Foods is working to secure production from other facilities to minimize disruption to its customers.​...


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                      Bird flu identified at egg facilities in McPherson, Rice counties
                      By KWCH Staff
                      Published: Dec. 13, 2023 at 5:13 PM EST|Updated: 1 hour ago

                      TOPEKA, Kan. (KWCH) - The Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA) said highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), also known as bird flu, has been identified in two Kansas egg layer facilities — one in McPherson County and one in Rice County.

                      KDA animal health officials said both facilities increased their biosecurity with the initial HPAI outbreak in 2022 and have continued to monitor their flock. At a couple of points since early 2022, most recently last month, confirmed cases prompted temporary exhibit closures at the Sedgwick County Zoo.​

                      Once the facilities in Rice and McPherson counties noticed signs of HPAI in their birds, they immediately contacted KDA.

                      “The affected premises were placed under quarantine and the birds will be humanely depopulated and disposed of in an approved manner to prevent the spread of the disease,” said the KDA.

                      This marks five cases of HPAI in Kansas this fall, according to the KDA. Since the start of the outbreak in 2022, there have been 21 cases of HPAI in Kansas.

                      The KDA, along with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA– APHIS), jointly responded to the incident impacting facilities in Rice and McPherson counties. KDA will be establishing a 12.5-mile surveillance zone around the infected premises. Other farms or properties with poultry that fall within that zone will not be allowed to move birds or poultry products on or off their property without permission from KDA.​..