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Dangerous new bird flu strain sends officials, poultry farmers scrambling to stop its spread
Saturday March 14th 2015, 4:33 PM

Animal health experts and poultry growers are scrambling to determine how a dangerous new strain of bird flu infected turkey flocks in three states — and to stop it from spreading. Avian influenza is common in wild migratory waterfowl but doesn’t usually harm them. It can wipe out a flock of tens of thousands of birds in a few days, as it did at a farm last month in Minnesota, the nation’s top …

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