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    Avian flu in Pa.: New cases found on Lehigh Valley farm; nearby N.J. farmers now on alert.
    Updated: Aug. 12, 2022, 4:27 p.m.|Published: Aug. 12, 2022, 3:48 p.m.

    The detection of extremely infectious bird flu on a Northampton County farm this week is Pennsylvania’s first case in two months and the first in a backyard flock.

    Because of the case’s proximity to New Jersey, poultry farmers in neighboring Warren County now are instructed to be on alert for highly pathogenic avian influenza, or HPAI...

    ...Pennsylvania’s latest case of highly pathogenic avian influenza was confirmed Thursday. It’s the first for the Lehigh Valley and the state’s first in a non-commercial flock, per the USDA. It affected 90 birds and was confirmed in test samples from a duck and chickens...