Avian Influenza H5N2
Avian influenza viruses are spread to people through direct contact with infected birds or their environments. Person-to-person spread is extremely rare. There is no food safety risk associated with this virus; the only risk is for workers at commercial farms or, potentially, owners of small urban flocks.
- Avian Influenza basics for urban and backyard poultry owners - UMN Extension
- Hotline, reporting sick/dead birds, resources for flock owners - MDH
Protect your small flock from Avian Influenza
The following PDFs are made available by the University of Minnesota Extension.
- Protect your small flock from Avian Influenza
- Proteja su pequeno corral contra la gripe aviar
- Tiv thaim Koj Pab Qaib thiab Os es muaj Tsawg Tsawg los ntawn tus kab Avian Influenza
- Ka ilaali Kooxda Shimbirahaage ee yar Hargabka Shimbiraha
- Karen: Protext your small flock from Avian Influenza
Sick backyard flock
If a backyard flock is suspected of having Avian Influenza, please call 320-231-5170:
- A team will arrive to test the flock.
- If infected the birds will be depopulated.
- The remains will be taken away for composting.