State agriculture officials have lifted a bird flu quarantine in Juneau County, which was put in place after the virus was found in a backyard flock.
The Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection says no new cases of the H5N2 avian influenza have been found in the six mile quarantine zone since the virus first turned up in mid-April. The flock was destroyed after the initial discovery.
The movement of poultry in Juneau County will remain banned until the end of the month. Similar bans remain in effect for Barron, Chippewa, and Jefferson counties, where the virus has also been found. However, officials say there are no current plans to cancel bird exhibits at local, county, and state fairs later this summer.