Avian Influenza

State officials are responding to the second confirmed case of highly-pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in a commercial poultry flock in Minnesota.

The United States Department of Agriculture today confirmed the detection of the disease in Lac Qui Parle County. The disease was identified quickly due to the Board of Animal Health's ongoing work with the poultry industry on surveillance for HPAI. The risk to the public is very low and there is no food safety concern.

This is the second confirmed case. The first occurred on a Pope County farm earlier in March 2015.

For the most up-to-date information, see the Board of Animal Health's disease response website.