With Minnesota and Iowa poultry flocks strike the hardest by the bird flu.

Last week, Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts signed a state of emergency declaration after federal agriculture officials determined a second farm in the condition had examined positive for the bird flu virus.. 2 million more Minnesota chickens to be killed because of bird flu MINNEAPOLIS – – One of the nation’s largest egg producers says it will destroy 2 million egg-laying hens in Minnesota because of a highly contagious avian flu virus H5N2. The development at the south-central Minnesota poultry farm brings the full total of affected birds to 35 million in 15 states, with Minnesota and Iowa poultry flocks strike the hardest by the bird flu. The hens will be destroyed within the next four weeks at Rembrandt Enterprises farm in Renville, the Superstar Tribune reported Saturday. The company’s vice president of marketing, Jonathan Spurway, stated one barn holding around 200,000 birds was infected, but the entire flock will become killed as a precaution.The agreement is a formal commitment to improve the relationship built in the last eight years. ASU and Mayo established a variety of successful programmatic efforts since 2003, including a joint nursing education program, collaborative research projects on a number of amounts, joint faculty appointments and dual degree programs. The success of the Mayo-ASU partnership has resulted in the broader, formal contract, which also sets an ambitious eyesight for an enhanced degree of future collaboration, partnership and cooperation. ‘We are very worked up about this agreement, which displays our mutual dedication to working carefully with our partners at ASU as we continue steadily to enhance our ongoing collaborations across a wide selection of projects and applications,’ says Victor Trastek, M.D., vice president, Mayo CEO and Clinic for Mayo Clinic in Arizona.