Bird Flu Epidemic Discussed At Statewide Conference Of Emergency Management Officials Going On In The Iowa Great Lakes

Thu 5-7-2015 []

(Wahpeton)-- The bird flu epidemic is a topic of discussion at a statewide conference of emergency management officials going on the rest of this week at Camp Okoboji in Wahpeton. Dickinson County Emergency Management Coordinator Mike Ehret tells KUOO news the discussion has been involving counties that have already been hard hit and preparing those where the virus has not yet been reported...Bird Flu & Emergency Management01 

So far, Ehret says Emergency Management Coordinators have been serving in a support capacity...Bird Flu & Emergency Management02 

There have been no reports of bird flu so far in Dickinson county. Ehret attributes that to the lack of large poultry operations in the county. He says if there were to be a case in Dickinson county, it would be in a backyard flock.