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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

US : Scott County chicken tests positive for avian flu

Article via 4029 TV, excerpt :

" The Arkansas Livestock and Poultry Commission received confirmation Tuesday that a chicken in a Scott County chicken house has tested positive for H7N7 Low Pathogenic Avian Influenza.

Thirty Livestock and Poultry personnel have quarantined all poultry within a 6.2-mile radius of the growing operation where the infected bird was located. They are coordinating their response and additional testing with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Only the USDA can officially confirm avian flu cases.         

Chickens tend to contract avian flu via infected waterfowl or water contaminated by waterfowl."

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