Thousands Of Turkeys Destroyed After Confirmed Avian Flu In Jasper County
State agricultural officials say 39-thousand turkeys at a southwest Missouri farm have been destroyed after avian flu was detected late last week. The Missouri Department of Agriculture isn’t identifying the quarantined Missouri farm, other than that it’s in Jasper County. Commercial flocks within a six-mile radius have tested negative. The Joplin Globe reports the H5-N1 strain of the virus is weaker than the H5-N2 virus that led to the deaths of 48 million birds last year in Missouri and more than a dozen other states.