Bird Flu Confirmed At Knox County Farm

Nebraska state and federal Ag officials have confirmed the seventh case of bird flu in Nebraska.

According to a press release, the case was reported in a flock of over 2.1 million laying hens at a Knox County farm.

The Nebraska Department of Agriculture’s State Veterinarian, Dr. Roger Dudley, says the farm has been quarantined and the birds will be “humanely depopulated and disposed of in an approved manner.” Additionally, the NDA will be establishing a control zone, as is USDA policy, around the affected premises.

The CDC says the risk of people getting the disease from birds is low. No human cases of avian influenza viruses have been detected in the United States.