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Sioux County Bird Flu

The USDA has confirmed a positive case of highly pathogenic avian influenza in commercial layer chickens in Sioux county.

State officials say the recent bird flu detections do not present an immediate public health concern, and it remains safe to eat poultry products.

If producers suspect signs of HPAI in their flocks, they should contact their veterinarian immediately.

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds has issued a disaster proclamation for Sioux County because of bird flu effective immediately through June 27th.

The proclamation allows state resources from Iowa Homeland Security, the Iowa Department of Agriculture and other agencies to assist with tracking and monitoring, rapid detection, containment, disposal, and disinfection.

This is the first reported outbreak of avian influenza in Iowa in 2024.  There was an outbreak in Sioux and Woodbury Counties reported last November.