Bird flu detected in Franklin County

A flock of birds in Franklin County was found to have avian influenza. There isn't a concern for sickness in humans and food supplies are not at risk, officials said.


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March 16, 2022 - 4:12 PM

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The U.S. and Kansas departments of agriculture have issued a warning to Kansans to protect their poultry and waterfowl.

A flock of birds in Franklin County was reported to have the highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI). 

The flock was a mixture of different birds at a home farm including chickens, ducks, and other types of birds, said Heather Lansdowne with the Kansas Department of Agriculture.

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