Your avian flu questions, answered

Avian flu has turned up on turkey farms in Minn.
In this Nov. 2, 2005 file photo, turkeys are pictured at a turkey farm near Sauk Centre, Minn. A dangerous strain of avian influenza has turned up at farms in Minnesota, Arkansas, Missouri and Kansas and several western states.
Janet Hostetter | AP 2005

A virulent strain of bird flu has been reported at three turkey farms in Minnesota. Health officials say they don't know how the virus got there, and the state has set up an incident command team to prevent transmission.

The bird flu has Minnesota's turkey farmers on edge. Minnesota is the nation's top turkey producer, raising about 46 million birds each year and employing 3,900 people in the state.

Three guests joined MPR News' Marianne Combs to answer listener questions about avian influenza.

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