Avian flu in state threatens exports

March 12, 2015 7:18 AM

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Dozens of countries are likely to block poultry exports from Arkansas because of a case of avian influenza, officials said Wednesday.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Wednesday that a case of highly contagious avian flu was found in a turkey farm in Boone County. The affected flock contained more than 40,000 turkeys. Surviving birds will be euthanized.

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