Nebraska officials report third case of bird flu in Knox County

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – The Nebraska Department of Agriculture reported the third case of bird flu in Knox County on Monday.

Bird flu was found in a small backyard flock.  Those birds have since been killed, according to State Veterinarian Dr. Roger Dudley

Officials said this is the 15th confirmed case of bird flu in Nebraska.

Just two weeks ago, officials reported that bird flu was found in a small flock in Knox County.

In April, a flock of 2.1 million laying hens was killed after bird flu was confirmed on a Knox County farm.

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The Agriculture Department said poultry owners should notify it immediately if they notice any sick or dying birds.

More information can be found at https://nda.nebraska.gov/animal/avian/index.html or http://healthybirds.aphis.usda.gov.

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