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Fujian H5N2 In Cottonwood Lyon & Watonwan
o Cottonwood County in the State of Minnesota on or after March 19, 2015 are ineligible for export.*
o Lyon County in the State of Minnesota on or after March 19, 2015 are ineligible for export.*
o Watonwan County in the State of Minnesota on or after March 19, 2015 are ineligible for export.*
The above list has the four most recent Minnesota counties that have been banned by a number of countries today (Ecuador, Columbia, Peru, El Salvador, Nicaragua, and Dominican Republic). These countries have been banning United States counties with confirmed H5N2 in farms, and occasionally adding counties that are in exclusion zones due to an infection in an adjacent county, which is not the case for these three counties (see H5N2 map).
In the above list, the most recently announced confirmation is in Meeker County, which was confirmed and announced April 8. The above dates suggest H5N2 was confirmed in Cottonwood, Lyon, and Watonwan counties on April 9, a day ater Meeker county.
The absence of announcements for the above 3 counties suggests notifications are being made to WHO, as required by IHR, and accessed by member countries, but have not been publicly shared by USDA-APHIS.
Three new Minnesota counties, in addition to Kingsbury County in South Dakota announced April 9 (which was also confirmed April 8), suggest infections due to migratory birds are accelerating.