Avian flu found in 2 spots in SW Idaho's Canyon County

January 21, 2015 6:38 AM

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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho state Agriculture Department official says highly contagious avian flu has been found in two spots in southwest Idaho's Canyon County.

The Idaho Statesman reports (http://is.gd/Wja5Zc ) Bill Barton, a state veterinarian, says three privately owned falcons tested positive for avian flu after interacting with wild, migrating waterfowl. A flock of chickens kept in a residential back yard in the county also tested positive.

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