UPDATE: A sixth flock in Lancaster County has examined constructive for avian flu.
The U.S. Division of Agriculture stated 18,000 birds are affected.
The fifth flock that examined constructive for avian flu was at a business egg layer facility. Which means these chickens lay the eggs which are offered at grocery shops.
The USDA stated greater than 300,000 birds needed to be euthanized.
Greater than 3.5 million birds have additionally been killed at 4 different farms in Lancaster County due to the virus.
These 4 farms are positioned in an avian flu management zone.
Report avian flu instances
Should you suspect dwell poultry is contaminated, you’re requested to report it to the Pennsylvania Bureau of Animal Well being and Diagnostic Service at 717-772-2852.
That quantity is obtainable 24 hours a day, seven days per week.
Signs of avian flu in poultry embody an absence of vitality and urge for food.
Whereas avian flu is lethal to birds, it is nonetheless fit for human consumption chickens and eggs.