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    Horry County's first bird flu case confirmed in backyard flock
    by Elizabeth ThomasThu, January 25th 202​

    HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WPDE) — A case of bird flu has been reported in Horry County.

    Animal health officials with Clemson University say a backyard poultry flock in Horry County tested positive for the Eurasian strain of the highly pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI), "presumably from wild birds and waterways frequented by wild birds."

    The university is urging residents with backyard flocks and pet waterfowl to keep their animals away from wild waterfowl and the waters they inhabit.

    A second case was also reported in Orangeburg County.​

    In both cases, Clemson University says the flocks suffered major die-offs, and the remaining infected animals were "depopulated" in an effort to keep the virus from spreading to other flocks or jeopardizing the state's $1.5 billion poultry industry.

    The die-offs were self-reported by the flock owners; the birds were tested by the Clemson Veterinary Diagnostic Center, and then confirmed by the United States Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) National Veterinary Services Laboratories.

    Earlier this week, the South Carolina Dept. of Natural Resources said it was investigating a case of bird flu in Georgetown County, but so far, no commercial poultry farm has reported any cases.​...

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    Confirmations of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in Commercial and Backyard Flocks
    HPAI 2022/2023 Confirmed Detections
    as of June 6, 2024

    Last reported detection Monday, June 3, 2024
    Confirmed State CountyName Production ControlArea Released BirdsAffected
    31-May-24 South Carolina Richland WOAH Non-Poultry NA 30
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