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Gov. Branstad extends bird flu disaster proclamation

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad today announced that he is extending the State of Disaster Emergency in response to the avian flu outbreak until July 1, 2015.

The governorâ??s original disaster declaration was set to expire Sunday, May 31, 2015. The proclamation can be read here.

As of Thursday, May 28, 2015, Iowa had 68 cases of the disease in the state. The disease is affecting birds in 18 counties.

The counties affected at this time are: Buena Vista, Sac, Osceola, Sioux, Oâ??Brien, Kossuth, Clay, Pocahontas, Cherokee, Madison, Wright, Palo Alto, Lyon, Plymouth, Calhoun, Adair, Webster and Hamilton.

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