A bird flu outbreak recently occurred at a commercial mixed-species flock in southeastern South Dakota, The Associated Press reports.

What happened: The Agriculture Department said recent samples showed that birds in Charles Mix County revealed an outbreak.

  • All the birds at the property were quarantined.
  • Those birds will be culled to stop the spread of disease, per The Associated Press.
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Why it matters: This is another case of a bird flu outbreak in the United States. There have been several reported cases of the bird flu in recent months, hitting various farms around the nation.

  • There were reports of highly lethal bird flu outbreaks in Kentucky and Virginia, as I wrote for the Deseret News.
  • Officials confirmed cases of bird flu in Indiana, too, per Reuters.
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Yes, but: Health officials have been adamant that the ongoing outbreaks do not pose a direct threat to humans, The Washington Post reported at the end of February.

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