(IOCI RADIO) – The Illinois Department of Agriculture is extending emergency rules to further protect poultry from avian influenza.
The avian flu is still a concern, according to State Veterinarian Dr. Mark Ernst, with the virus still detected in Illinois last week.
The emergency rules banning the sale or exhibition of poultry at flea markets, swap meets and exhibitions will continue and be re-evaluated in 45 days.
Illinois 4-H announced that county fair poultry shows will be virtual for now. A decision about the state fair will be made by June 17.