MADISON — The
deadly bird flu virus has been detected in a 90,000 turkey flock
in Barron County.
Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection says that
is the sixth report of bird flu in the state in 10 days. Nearly
1.3 million birds are affected.
Raechelle Cline says initial tests show it's an H5 virus, but
results are still pending to confirm whether it's the same H5N2
virus that has struck commercial poultry farms across the Midwest.
There are four
confirmed, and two unconfirmed, cases of the H5N2 virus in
There are two
outbreaks in Barron and Jefferson counties, and one each in
Chippewa and Juneau counties.
The virus is
lethal to birds, but is not expected to be a risk to people or the