Nebraska Department of Agriculture confirmed that new cases of bird flu have been reported in Nebraska

OMAHA, Nebraska – Two further cases of avian influenza have been confirmed in Nebraska.

Monday’s news release from the Nebraska Department of Agriculture and the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service of the United States Department of Agriculture confirmed the new cases.

There are eleven total cases in the state. The last documented instance occurred in September.

One case was found in a commercial flock in York County. The other case was a backyard flock in Box Butte County.

The release continues, “Both flocks will be depopulated humanely and disposed of in an authorized manner.”

The NDA is deploying a typical 6.2-mile surveillance zone surrounding the affected property. Producers of poultry in this region should be especially vigilant with their flocks and alert the NDA promptly.

According to the CDC, the danger to people remains low, and no human cases have been identified in the United States.

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