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Avian Influenza: Dr. Sheila  Purdum, Nebraska Extension Poultry Specialist, asked us to share the following information about avian influenza. Unfortunately, Nebraska has HPAIH5N2 in a commercial flock of laying hens in Dixon County. This is the same virus that has been infecting turkeys in MN and WI and laying hens in the state of IA for the past three months. It is a deadly flu virus to poultry, killing as many as 90 percent of the flock within three days of the first symptoms. The  major source of the virus has been migrating waterfowl, but it is believed to be airborne, now traveling on numerous vectors  o include people’s clothing, 
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