Iowa Issues Disaster Proclamation for Avian Influenza in Sioux County Commercial Chickens


Share post:

Des Moines, IA – Gov. Kim Reynolds has issued a disaster proclamation for Sioux County due to a confirmed case of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in commercial layer chickens.

According to the USDA, the proclamation, effective immediately through June 27, 2024, allows state resources from Iowa Homeland Security, the Iowa Department of Agriculture, and other agencies to assist with containment and disinfection efforts. The measures include tracking, rapid detection, and regulatory waivers for commercial vehicles responding to the outbreak.

Officials emphasize that recent HPAI detections pose no immediate public health threat and assure that poultry products remain safe for consumption. Producers noticing symptoms in their flocks are advised to contact a veterinarian promptly.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Related articles

Southern California Heat Wave: High Temperatures, Thunderstorm Risks

Los Angeles, CA - Southern California is bracing for a weekend of extreme heat, with temperatures soaring to...

Firefighters Free Trapped Owl at Indianapolis Soccer Field

Indianapolis, IN – Firefighters from the Indianapolis Fire Department (IFD) successfully rescued a great horned owl trapped in...

Yorkville, IL – Grease Fire At Grocery Store Prompts Evacuation

Yorkville, IL - A grease fire at the Jewel-Osco in Yorkville forced an evacuation on Saturday evening.  The Bristol...

Utah Braces for Dangerous Heat Wave Sunday

Salt Lake City, UT – Hot temperatures will return to the area Sunday, with the National Weather Service...