St. Paul, MN  (KROC-AM News) - For the first time in three weeks, state officials did not report any new bird flu outbreaks in Minnesota on Wednesday.

The total number of outbreaks found in commercial poultry flocks stands at 82. The affected flocks are located in 21 Minnesota counties and have caused the deaths or euthanization of about 5.5 million turkeys and chickens.

The first outbreak of the deadly H5N2 avian flu was confirmed on March 5th in Pope County farm near Alexandria and the majority of the activity has been in western and central Minnesota.

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