WASHINGTON – Three states reported large outbreaks again for highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) as producers continue to cope with the virus this fall. 

Animal health officials in Utah confirmed that a commercial turkey flock of 100,300 birds were affected by HPAI in Sanpete County. That county in Utah has already seen 15 outbreaks of the virus since July 14 according to data on the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) website.

In Nebraska, APHIS confirmed that 34,000 birds in a commercial gamebird flock in York County, Neb., were affected.  

Another turkey outbreak was reported in Adams County, Penn., where 15,500 birds were affected according to APHIS. 

The latest numbers from the APHIS on Oct. 19 show that 542 commercial and backyard flocks have been discovered with HPAI in 42 states. To date, the virus has affected 47.58 million birds.