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This brings Pennsylvania up to nine total commercial flocks impacted by highly pathogenic avian influenza and 3.8 million birds culled preventatively or killed by the disease.

In one week, Pennsylvania went from no cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza to having the second highest number of birds affected in the country. 

The U.S. Department of Agriculture confirmed on April 16 a case of highly pathogenic avian influenza in a commercial layer chicken flock, in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

The ban, in response to the threat of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza, takes effect April 16 and will last for 60 days or until the department rescinds the order. 

Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus has been detected in a wild bald eagle found dead in East Marlborough Township, Chester County. This marks the first detection of the HPAI H5N1, or bird flu, in birds within Pennsylvania. 

Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza has been detected in a backyard chicken flock in Franklin County, Ohio, the Ohio Department of Agriculture said.

ODNR confirmed bird flu in three wild birds in Ohio. But Ohio still hasn't had any cases in domestic flocks, suggesting bird owners are doing a good job on biosecurity.

The disease was found in a herring gull in Erie County on March 9 and two bald eagles in Ottawa County, one on March 11 and one on March 15. All three birds are deceased. 

The United States Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has confirmed highly pathogenic avian influenza, or bird flu, in three more states; Kansas, Wisconsin and Illinois.

State ag officials in Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia are urging poultry farmers to be careful, in light of the USDA confirming highly pathogenic avian influenza, or bird flu, cases in several states.