Fowl flu spreads to duck operations in Berks County, USDA confirms

The avian flu reached its first business farms in Berks County, affecting greater than 29,000 geese. 

USDA, Animal and Plant Well being Inspection Service confirms 29,500 birds are affected in Berks at a breeder facility, bringing the statewide loss of life toll to three,874,700. 

The second Berks County operation impacted produces duck meat, in keeping with a USDA web site. As of Wednesday, the birds affected on the meat producer was listed at zero. 

The avian flu additionally reached seven business farms in Lancaster County. 

Penn State College and state officers are protecting an in depth eye on the unfold of the virus, which is believed to be stronger than earlier years.

Officers say it’s uncommon for people to contract it, farmers are urged to take particular precautions, like sporting rubber boots or one thing that may be washed and particular garments. Sneakers can carry the virus. 

Business poultry farms and individuals who have chickens of their backyards ought to be on excessive alert.

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