Routine testing by the Minnesota Board of Animal Health found H5 low pathogenic avian influenza in a commercial turkey flock in Kandiyohi County. H5 LPAI does not pose a risk to public health or food safety. The Board of Animal Health quarantined the flock and continues to monitor and test the flock. State Veterinarian Dr. Beth Thompson says testing birds before they go to market is standard procedure for poultry flocks to verify only healthy birds are sent to market.
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