OLATHE, Kan. — A popular children’s attraction in Johnson County will remain closed Friday.

Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead has announced it will remain closed Friday in order to complete the avian flu mitigation tasks outlined by the Kansas Department of Agriculture.

This comes after announcing earlier it would reopen to the public Friday, Oct. 7, after closing Wednesday and Thursday.

The attraction closed following the deaths of five birds earlier this week. Staff believes the four geese and a wild duck died from an avian flu outbreak. Initial testing resulted in presumed positives for the H5 virus, better known as avian flu.

Deanna Rose staff quarantined the other birds in the same enclosure, which are being euthanized, according to a release from the city. The farm did not disclose how many animals in total will be affected.

Staff said no other birds at the children’s farm have been in contact with the sick birds, and all birds were quarantined.

The attraction said it hopes to reopen Saturday, Oct. 8.

The CDC said while birds can get avian flu from other birds, the virus usually does not infect people.

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