04/23/2015 11:14 EDT | Updated 06/23/2015 01:59 EDT

Minnesota State Of Emergency Declared Over Bird Flu Epidemic

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has declared a state of emergency over a bird flu outbreak that's killed millions of birds in the state's poultry industry.

The governor's order activates an emergency operations plan to support the state response to the epidemic.

It also calls for National Guard personnel to be ordered to duty as needed, but it wasn't immediately clear whether any personnel would be mobilized.


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