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Northey Said Continued Biosecurity Measures Are Being Followed By Iowa Turkey, Egg And Broiler Farmers After Officials Confirmed The Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza In Tennessee And Low Pathogenicity Avian Influenza In Tennessee And Wisconsin In The Past Week.

That brings to 43 the number of infested counties in Iowa. According to officials in the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, both recent detections occurred in rural areas. In Greene County, the http://michiganmedicalmarijuana.biz/ insect was discovered east of Grand Junction. In Wayne County, it was found north of Corydon. Specimens from these sites were confirmed by a federal identifier. The adult beetle is metallic green in color and measures approximately one-half inch long and can be noticed during the summer months. Additional information, maps and photos of EAB beetles are available at IowaTreePests.com . BIRD FLU PRECAUTIONS: Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey on Friday issued a statement highlighting Iowa’s preparations for avian influenza following the confirmation of the disease in U.S. states this year. Northey said continued biosecurity measures are being followed by Iowa turkey, egg and broiler farmers after officials confirmed the highly pathogenic avian influenza in Tennessee and low pathogenicity avian influenza in Tennessee and Wisconsin in the past week. The highly pathogenic avian influenza virus strains are extremely infectious, often fatal to domestic poultry, and can spread rapidly from flock to flock, he said.

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