USDA put a quarantine around the the affected area to test if the disease had spread, reports the Free Press. Tyson said in a statement, "All flocks located within a 6-mile radius of the farm will be tested and will not be transported unless they test negative for the virus. Based on the limited scope known to us at this time, we don't expect disruptions to our chicken business."
Last year there was one reported incident of bird flu, at a turkey farm in Indiana, reports the Free Press. "A flu epidemic led to the culling of some 48 million chickens and turkeys from late 2014 through mid-2015, dealing a crippling blow to U.S. egg producers, as well as to some turkey producers and backyard poultry growers. Authorities believe migratory birds are primarily responsible for spreading bird flu, though a 2015 analysis by the USDA also described a human role in spreading the disease."