UPDATE: A sixth flock in Lancaster County has examined optimistic for avian flu.
The U.S. Division of Agriculture stated 18,000 birds had been killed.
Pennsylvania Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding stated this newest flock is barely exterior the unique management zone.
“It is a slight deviation in that they are all Lancaster County. One of many flocks is a little bit additional south, so we moved that management zone and surveillance zone a little bit additional south,” he stated.
The management zone was arrange final week by the state division of agriculture. It is the six miles across the first farm that examined optimistic in Lancaster County – the Kreider egg farm in East Donegal Township.
Redding stated he is considerably involved as a result of the virus is transferring. His workforce is making an attempt to determine the way it occurred.
Greater than 3.8 million birds have been killed on the first 5 areas the place avian flu was discovered.
Report avian flu instances
Should you suspect reside poultry is contaminated, you might be requested to report it to the Pennsylvania Bureau of Animal Well being and Diagnostic Service at 717-772-2852.
That quantity is out there 24 hours a day, seven days per week.
Signs of avian flu in poultry embrace an absence of vitality and urge for food.
Whereas avian flu is lethal to birds, it is nonetheless suitable for eating chickens and eggs.