Highly pathogenic avian influenza has been confirmed in Iowa for the first time in over a month.
State Ag Secretary Mike Naig says the virus was found in a commercial turkey flock in Buena Vista County.
“We are continuing to see cases throughout the winter months,” he said. “That’s telling us something about the resident waterfowl population. We’re trying to learn lessons from all of that.”
Speaking to Brownfield in Des Moines on Wednesday, he says the state is not planning to reinstate a ban on live poultry exhibitions.